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El Chapo jury works at Day 6 of deliberations

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