NEW YORK — Jurors at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman are in their sixth day of deliberations.
They returned Tuesday to grapple with the complicated case at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn.
The trial testimony lasted nearly three months and the jurors have been tasked with deciding on 10 separate counts.
The evidence included testimony from 14 co-operators. Many described Guzman’s willingness to use violence against enemies of a cartel that prosecutors say smuggled at least 200 tons (181 metric tons) of cocaine into the U.S. over two decades.
The defence has accused prosecution co-operators of making him a scapegoat for their own crimes.
The Associated Press