Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will spend the rest of his life in prison … unless he manages to escape again.
The Mexican kingpin was just handed a life sentence, plus 30 years, by the judge in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn after being convicted on all 10 counts he was facing back in February.
He’s also ordered by the government to forfeit $12.6 BILLION as a result of the dirty money he made from his criminal drug enterprise.
As we reported, El Chapo was found guilty for engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds, international distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs and use of firearms.
The verdict came after a nearly 3-month trial in which the jury heard around 200 hours of insane testimony about drug trafficking, luxury weapons, money laundering … and an alleged $100 million bribe to a former Mexican president.
El Chapo reportedly looked stunned by the guilty verdict but managed to give his wife, Emma Coronel, a double thumbs up before he was led out of the courtroom.
Of course, all of this came after the Sinaloa Cartel’s leader was captured by the Mexican government in 2014, escaped more than a year later through a mile-long underground tunnel … only to be caught again in early 2016.
He was extradited to the U.S. in early 2017.