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.