Joaquin Guzman, 61, could spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted following three-month New York trial

Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been convicted of drug-trafficking charges at the end of his three-month trial in New York.

The verdict reached on the sixth day of jury deliberations could put the 61-year-old behind bars for the rest of his life in a high-security US prison selected to thwart another one of the escapes that embarrassed his native country.

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