The time has finally come where El Chapo, nicknamed “Shorty,” was finally brought to trial for his astonishing work in the drug trade business. The trial will be taking place in New York. For the protection of the jurors chosen to sit in during this trial, all of their names will be kept anonymous. Although, it is slightly humorous to note that he had promised to the judge that he would not kill off any of his jurors, in his attempt to persuade the judge to not keep the juror’s identities anonymous.
El Chapo To Justice
In light of the trial, it can be helpful to remember all of the things that “Shorty” has done that will be brought up in his trial. An interesting fact about Chapo that many people might not know is that he dropped out of school in third grade. He always noted the lack of jobs and opportunities there. He then saw a great business in cultivating marijuana and selling it.
El Chapo has majorly transformed the Sinaloa Cartel into the great success that it is today. He is accused of trafficking 440,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States. And it is very clear that he is quite proud of his efforts in the cartel. In a Rolling Stones interview in 2015, he boasted, “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks, and boats” (Joaquin Guzman Loera).
This trial is especially controversial because of the fact that it is in the United States. He was previously put in prison two times and was able to escape the fate of prison both times. He was able to bribe guards to put him in a laundry cart and let him escape. His second time in prison was also cut short after he had a tunnel dug from under his prison cell to allow him to escape. Both times he was still running the cartel from his cell. This is why even if he is convicted, many people are concerned with what measure he might take to escape the fate of prison a third time.
It is clear that the U.S. is ready to take down this prominent figure in the Sinaloa state. Prosecutors claim to have hundreds upon thousands of pages and audio recording of evidence. If he is convicted, “Shorty” will be spending the rest of his life behind bars.