Minutes ago, a federal jury here in the Eastern District convicted Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Loera on all counts of the federal indictment. In sum, the jury found that Guzman led the Sinaloa cartel, one of the largest and most dangerous drug cartels in the world, and that he's responsible for violence, including murders and the smuggling of massive amounts of narcotics into the United States over a period of decades.
El Chapo was the man behind the curtains. He pulled all the strings. He directed all of the production, the smuggling, the transportation, distribution of billions upon billions of dollars worth of narcotics into the United States. El Chapo was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, the cartel responsible for pushing thousands of tonnes of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and marijuana into our communities, our neighbourhoods all across America.