Convicted Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Photo: Google


Notorios convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has registered an appeal against his life sentence handed down last year by a U.S court for the trafficking of tons of narcotics into the United States over a 25-year period.

The appeal was presented by Guzmán’s chief lawyer Marc Fernich late Friday, Sept. 3, to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on grounds of “rampant excess and overreach” during the highly publicized trial.

El Chapo, alleged to be the former head of the bloody Sinaloa Drug Cartel, is currently incarcerated in a high-security prison in Colorado and is kept almost entirely in isolation, a condition his lawyers has called “inhumane.

…Sept. 5, 2020

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