The arrest of a drug kingpin’s son triggered extreme violence, which saw armed men unleash terror across the city.
The 62-year-old drug lord, who had been protected in Mexico by an army of gangsters and an elaborate corruption operation, was brought to the US to stand trial after he twice escaped from Mexican prisons.
Prosecutors say Guzman amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murder and smuggling drugs, while his former associates say the drug lord paid millions of dollars in bribes to Mexican officials.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's trial started on Monday with the selection of jurors in Brooklyn federal court. If convicted, Guzman faces life in prison.
Moving 'El Chapo' from a maximum security jail in Manhattan to a court in Brooklyn has already proved to be a major security headache amid fears the Mexican drug lord may attempt a third jailbreak.
The widow and son of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar are being investigated by Argentine authorities for suspicion of money laundering, officials in Buenos Aires say on Monday.
Damaso Lopez, a former security official, is believed to have helped the Sinaloa cartel druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escape from a maximum security prison in 2001.
One of the world's most wanted drug kingpins, Joaquin ‘El Chapo' Guzman has been extradited from a prison in northern Mexico to be tried in Texas and California for murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping and money laundering.
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