El Chapo: US prosecutors want Mexican drug lord to forfeit $12.7bn following conviction

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US prosecutors are seeking to recover $12.7bn (£10.1bn) from the Mexican drug lord El Chapo following his conviction for racketeering and drug trafficking crimes. The "conservative" estimate represents the total amount of cocaine, cannabis and heroin a jury found Joaquin Guzman to have trafficked into the US, multiplied by the average prices of the drugs, according to a filing by prosecutors in federal court. The US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn asked a judge to order Guzman to forfeit the massive sum. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now It was not immediately clear what assets, if...

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