One of the Most Wanted Men in the World Will Soon Face Justice in the US

Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" is in federal custody in New York.
1:22 | 01/22/17

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Next, one of the most wanted men in the world, now on U.S. Soil. El Chapo tonight in a federal lockup in New York. His new accommodations, far more secure than the maximum security Mexican prisons from which he escaped. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: Tonight, the man known as the godfather of the drug underworld is in one of the most secure prisons in the U.S. Juan "El Chapo" Guzman is now charged with running a massive operation that killed thousands of people and laundered billions of dollars. As you looked into his eyes, you could see the surprise, as the realization started to kick in that he's about to face American justice. Reporter: His alleged crime spree spanned three decades. Escaping from maximum security prisons twice, most recently in 2015, slipping out through a hole in the floor of his cell, and out through an elaborate tunnel. ABC's gio Benitez went inside. You've got electricity in here. He had lights that would've led all the way down through that tunnel. Reporter: Tonight, Guzman faces life in prison, in a new York federal lockup that has housed mobster John gotti and associates of bin laden. This is a great day for everyone who believes in the rule of law, and everybody who believes in justice. Reporter: Guzman entered a plea of not guilty to the 17-count indictment. He's expected to appear back in court next month. Cecilia? Linsey, thank you.

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