Mekico Citi The prove it which will probably be presented in trial of drug dealer Joakuin "El Chapo" Guzman in New York he will paint a picture of Robin Hood's picture, though brutal, who he obtained a fortune of $ 14 billion through bribery, assassination of the enemy and smuggling of large quantities of drugs.
The Guzman's lawyers said they intend to minimize the importance of their client in the Sinaloa cartel, which the prosecutors say for years led the trial that began on Tuesday.
Here are some of the brightest claims of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) made in pre-trial documents:
1 Guzman began breeding marijuana and poppy-producing heroin and became the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, "the largest and most prolific drug trafficking organization in the world."
2 Although protected by a virtual army of killers and killer of pearls, Guzman is known to wear a gold AK-47 rifle and a diamond pistol for his personal protection.
3 Guzman fled the prison in 2001, allegedly in a washbasin and with the help of prison officials who broke it. In 2015, he again escaped from the maximum security prison, through a tunnel that was more than one kilometer long that began in his cell's bath. The complexity and cost of the plan are part of the DOJ case, which says that Guzman was a very powerful figure in Mexico.
4 Guzman's security forces have carried out a wide range of assassinations, attacks, kidnappings, torture and selective killings aimed at "promoting and enhancing their prestige, reputation and position within the Sinaloa cartel and protecting cartels against the challenges of their rivals." "
5 During a violent fight in Ciudad Juarez, bordering the United States, one of Guzman's killers oversaw a house specially designed to kill plastic panels on the walls to reduce noise and a drain in the middle of the floor to quickly clean up. bloodshed.
6 Anger El Chapo against his rivals was sometimes hyperviolent. It was assumed that the trader Julio Beltran was killed by guzman's orders on the streets of Culiacan, the capital of the state of Sinaloa, "using so many ammunition that Beltran's head is almost completely separate from his body."
7 Some consider Gusman as modern Robin Hood, popular among marginalized and exalted in popular songs. There was a protest in the streets of Sinaloa after his arrest.
While documents from the DOJ do not explain why this status was, Mexico has for years circulated stories of how Guzman helped poor communities, paid for roads and other infrastructure projects, including engaging a helicopter to install workplaces for the system. electricity from his mountain hometown, Badiraguato, Sinaloa.
9 The geographical reach of Guzman's empire became huge when his Sinaloa cartel expanded into a lucrative methamphetamine trade in 2000, leading to the establishment of suppliers of chemical precursors in Africa, China and India.
10 Among his many nicknames in Spanish was El Rapido because of his strange ability to move large shipments of drugs from South America across the US-Mexico border using land, air and sea routes while returning to the profits of the washed drug mostly by Colombian partners in record time.
11 Massive bribes to corrupt politicians and security officials were largely the reason for the success of their business model, including a $ 1 million cash payment for just one drug operation. The bribe often provided armed police escorts for shipments to the United States.