'El Chapo' trial begins

Jury selection gets underway in the trial against accused drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
2:11 | 11/05/18

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We're gonna start with the jury selection that is starting today for major drug crime lord federal prosecutors hope to tie the legendary L chapel at 233 killing the Abbott the judge has warned this is a drug. Percy case and he doesn't want it to get through gory. He's one of the most notorious international drug bosses and history. Now preparing to face judgment day in in New York City courtroom. Jury selection begins today as the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Keynote Chappel Guzman goes on trial in the art of one of the most popular cities in the world it's just gonna be everything. Nick always into this into any trial but it's kind of like on steroids. Don't travels located in one of the most secure lock ups in the United States known for being ruthless and clever. Escaping prison multiple times most recently totaling out of the Mexican jail. Eluding authorities until his most recent capture in January 2016. So security is now Paramount. Nolan law enforcement that he did reach out to criminal organizations. To help an escape in the past we believe that he will do that in the future. Authorities keeping almost every detail about the trial closely guarded secret the reason that there's so much secrecy around this trial. He's won because of who it is he's been accused of numerous murders the general challenges making sure it's safe for everyone including. The judge to jury even the spectators. Just getting him to court every day. Could curry are closing the Brooklyn Bridge so motorcade of US marshals can transport him from the eastern district courthouse in Brooklyn. The drug lords workers allegedly still running the kingpins network. And Harris went inside the operation in Mexico. Two young cook here suiting up. Realize free. Helped topple facing seventeen charges for allegedly exporting more drugs to the United States than anyone else. Guzman pleading not guilty to all of those charges protections now in place for potential witnesses. As you mentioned don't travel is being held in one of the most secure jails in the country he has insisted that he's just a humble farmer or at most a lieutenant in the drug cartel.

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