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The Latest: Jury reaches verdict in El Chapo trial

NEW YORK — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s U.S. trial (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

Federal prosecutors say a jury has reached a verdict in the U.S. trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The verdict came on the sixth day of the jury’s deliberations.

The trial testimony lasted nearly three months and the jurors have been tasked with deciding on 10 separate counts.

Federal prosecutors say Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel amassed billions of dollars importing tons of cocaine, heroin and marijuana into the U.S.

The defence has accused prosecution co-operators of making him a scapegoat for their own crimes.

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10:10 a.m.

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