After a seemingly never ending 11 week long trial, notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years.
The news comes from a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York, who added that El Chapo has also been ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan on Wednesday.
Shortly after news of his lengthy sentence broke out, social media began buzzing with mixed reactions and thoughts about his impending prison time.
El Chapo going to prison, knowing that the cartel is gonna break him out in a week. pic.twitter.com/Xmvz7nsIwv
— ᎽᎾ ᎥᏆs sᏉᎬтᎾsᏞᎪᏉ (@yoitsSvetoslav) July 17, 2019
El chapo to his attorney after the judge read his sentence. pic.twitter.com/ywgOh46bX8
— Chris M (@Chris_glot) July 17, 2019
El Chapo after hearing his sentence knowing damn well he gonna get out next week: pic.twitter.com/vccibuk2DF
— hating kris? (@stargazingyifan) July 17, 2019
This how El chapo arriving back into Mexico after he escapes again next week
— Hug Barrels really do be hitting (@juiceboxboYzzz) July 17, 2019
— A (@Abdiriz49749137) July 17, 2019
When the U.S. gov said it wants to seize El Chapo’s money
El Chapo’s cartel; pic.twitter.com/8dLWXoAAcz
— kwaanek (@kwaanek) July 17, 2019
After two escapes, ‘El Chapo’ may go to ‘Supermax’ prison to avoid a third https://t.co/IaG5id6Sf3 pic.twitter.com/w0riBbSyDd
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 17, 2019
The man to save El Chapo pic.twitter.com/cxJmcvVoct
— Baron Cute (@iambaroncute) July 17, 2019
— Chocolate_Dee? (@tweetwithdee_) July 17, 2019
Me and my alien on our way to free el chapo pic.twitter.com/ZHzSkUSh01
— 12Years A Side Nigga (@keemiemillz) July 17, 2019
El Chapo would be serving his sentence at a Florence, Colorado “supermax” prison as he has twice escaped from max-security facilities in Mexico.