NEW YORK (KKTV/CBS) - One of the world's most notorious drug kingpins could soon be living in southern Colorado.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is widely expected to serve his prison sentence at the Supermax facility in Florence.
Guzman was found guilty on all counts following a three-month trial and six days of jury deliberations. Those counts are:
- Count 1: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise
Count 2: International cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana manufacture and distribution conspiracy
- Count 3: Cocaine importation conspiracy
- Count 4: Cocaine distribution conspiracy
- Counts 5-8: International distribution of cocaine
- Count 9: Use of firearms
- Count 10: Conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds
Prosecutors said Guzman, 61, is responsible for smuggling at least 200 tons of cocaine into the United States and a wave of killings in turf wars with other cartels. The three-month trial was packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel.
His crimes date back to at least the 1980s.
Former lieutenants, a computer encryption expert and a Colombian cocaine supplier who underwent extreme plastic surgery to disguise his appearance were among those who testified.
Guzman has escaped from prison twice in Mexico. No one has ever escaped from Colorado's Supermax.