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1 month ago

El Chapo asks federal judge to reinstate his phone calls, visits in Colorado prison

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has asked a federal judge to reinstate his phone call and visiting privileges at the supermax prison in Colorado.
1 month ago
In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane in Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
8 months ago

El Chapo's sons purportedly ban fentanyl in Mexico's Sinaloa state

The machine-printed banners were purportedly signed by a faction of the Sinaloa cartel led by the sons of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
8 months ago
DEA warns about fentanyl mixture
8 months ago

El Chapo's son extradited to the US

The Mexican drug lord's son, Ovidio Guzman, has arrived in the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges.
8 months ago
VIDEO: El Chapo's son extradited to the US
8 months ago

El Chapo's wife released from halfway house following prison sentence

The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was released from her California halfway house on Wednesday, a prison official confirmed to ABC News.
8 months ago
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin Guzman, departs after the trial of Mexican drug lord Guzman, known as "El Chapo", at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, in New York, Feb. 12, 2019.
1 year ago

El Chapo's sons, dozens more charged with gruesome crimes by DOJ

The Justice Department on Friday announced a massive crackdown targeting a global drug trafficking network with members in China and Mexico including El Chapo's sons.
1 year ago
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, April 14, 2023, on significant international drug trafficking enforcement action.
1 year ago

Military captures son of ‘El Chapo’ during raid in Mexico

Ovidio Guzman was taken into custody during a pre-dawn military operation, sparking gunfights and roadblocks across the city where the Sinaloa Cartel is headquartered in Mexico.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Military captures son of ‘El Chapo’ during raid in Mexico
1 year ago

Major fentanyl trafficker Ovidio Guzman, the son of El Chapo, arrested in Mexico

Ovidio Guzmán, a top leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and the son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, the notorious drug lord, has been arrested by authorities in Mexico.
1 year ago
This file screenshot dated Oct. 17, 2019, released by the Mexican Government's Production Centre for Informative and Special Programmes shows the moment of the arrest of alleged trafficker Ovidio Guzman, son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman.
2 years ago

El Chapo conviction upheld

El Chapo conviction upheld.
2 years ago
Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City, Mexico, Jan. 8, 2016.
2 years ago

El Chapo's wife sentenced to 3 years in prison

El Chapo's wife sentenced to three years in prison.
2 years ago
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin Guzman, departs after the trial of Mexican drug lord Guzman, known as "El Chapo", at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, in New York, Feb. 12, 2019.
3 years ago

Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested on drug trafficking charges

Emma Coronel, 31, was arrested at Dulles International Airport on Monday and is accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana for import into the U.S.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested on drug trafficking charges
3 years ago

'El Chapo's' wife arrested on drug trafficking charges, DOJ announces

Prosecutors are accusing her of participating in a conspiracy to distribute drugs for import in the U.S.
3 years ago
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, leaves the Federal Courthouse after a verdict was announced at the trial for her husband, Feb. 12, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
5 years ago

Video shows moment Mexican military faced El Chapo's son amid deadly violence

Mexico's president praised the military's decision to release Ovidio Guzmán López, saying, "It is no longer to face violence with violence, evil with evil."
5 years ago
In this screenshot taken from a handout video, Ovidio Guzman, son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is arrested. The faces of the security forces have been digitally altered to protect their identities.
5 years ago

Mexican authorities release 'El Chapo's' son after attempted arrest turns violent

Mexican authorities were surrounded -- and residents were attacked -- as police tried to arrest "El Chapo's" fugitive son in a Sinaloa cartel city Thursday.
5 years ago
A view of vehicles on fire during a clash between armed gunmen and Federal police and military soldiers, in the streets of the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, Oct. 17, 2019.
5 years ago

El Chapo sentenced to life in prison

ABC News goes one-on-one with Raymond Donovan, special agent in charge, New York Field Division Drug Enforcement Administration.
5 years ago
VIDEO: El Chapo sentenced to life in prison
5 years ago

Drug lord El Chapo gets life in prison

Mexican drug lord, Joaquí­n "El Chapo" Guzmán was given a life sentence in U.S. prison.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Drug lord El Chapo gets life in prison
5 years ago

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, 62, was convicted on charges that mandate life in prison.
5 years ago
Mexican drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is extradited to the United States to face charges.
5 years ago

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life in prison, a federal judge in Brooklyn decided Wednesday.
5 years ago
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison
5 years ago

'El Chapo' to be sentenced for running drug cartel

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is set to be sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, after he was convicted of running a murderous Mexico-based drug cartel.
5 years ago
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is set to be sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, after he was convicted of running a murderous Mexico-based drug cartel.
5 years ago

Prosecutors fear drug lord 'El Chapo' may be planning a jail break

Joaquin Guzman is currently in a New York federal correctional facility on charges of drug trafficking and conspiracy to murder.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Prosecutors fear drug lord 'El Chapo' may be planning a jail break
5 years ago

'El Chapo' to be sentenced in June after being convicted on all 10 charges

Infamous drug lord "El Chapo" faces life in prison after being found guilty on 10 separate charges in a Brooklyn federal court.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' to be sentenced in June after being convicted on all 10 charges
5 years ago

'El Chapo' found guilty by jury in Brooklyn federal court

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty on all 10 counts, including drug trafficking and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' found guilty by jury in Brooklyn federal court
5 years ago

'El Chapo' found guilty on all 10 counts

The notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman faces sentencing in June and will be sent to a maximum-security prison in the U.S.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' found guilty on all 10 counts
5 years ago

El Chapo found guilty on all 10 charges

Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been convicted of trafficking cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana and expected to be sentenced to life in prison.
5 years ago
VIDEO:  El Chapo found guilty on all 10 charges
5 years ago

'El Chapo' found guilty on all 10 charges

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is a notorious leader of the Sinaloa cartel.
5 years ago
Mexico's most wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, stands for his prison mug shot at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico, Jan. 8, 2016.
5 years ago

Drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman found guilty on all 10 charges

The drug lord is expected to be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
5 years ago
The jury found Guzman responsible for violence, including murders, as well as the "smuggling of massive amounts of narcotics" into the U.S. over decades, prosecutors told reporters after Tuesday's verdict.
5 years ago

'El Chapo' found guilty on all 10 charges

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is a notorious leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' found guilty on all 10 charges
5 years ago

'El Chapo' trial nears verdict as jurors continue to deliberate

The defense in the "El Chapo" trial only called one witness and rested after only 30 minutes during the 10-week trial of alleged drug lord.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' trial nears verdict as jurors continue to deliberate
5 years ago

Federal jury begins deliberations in 'El Chapo' case

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in 2017.
5 years ago
In this file photo, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug Cartel, was captured alive overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan, considered the Mexican most-wanted drug dealer, Feb. 22, 2014, in Mexico City. Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger.
5 years ago

Jury set to deliberate fate of 'El Chapo'

Details emerge from the alleged drug lord's trial, revealing murders, kidnapping, torture and bribery surrounding the 10 counts the jury is set to review as the case comes to a close.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Jury set to deliberate alleged drug lord El Chapo's fate
5 years ago

'El Chapo' trial

Jury set to deliberate in trial of alleged Mexican drug trafficker
5 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' trial
5 years ago

'El Chapo' jury expected to begin deliberations

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in 2017.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in 2017.
6 years ago

Jurors dismissed before opening statements in 'El Chapo' trial

The dismissed juror in the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman delivered a handwritten note to the judge explaining the trial was causing her anxiety and other medical issues.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Juror dismissed on day 1 of El Chapo trial
6 years ago

'El Chapo' trial gets underway

The former Mexican drug lord is facing charges of murder, torture and drug trafficking.
6 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' trial gets underway
6 years ago

Trial of 'El Chapo' begins in federal court

Federal prosecutors said Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman can be linked to 36 murders.
6 years ago
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, surrounded by US Marshals, waves to his wife as he enters the courtroom at Brooklyn Federal Court, as his high-security trial got underway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
6 years ago

Opening statements begin in trial of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is accused of being involved in dozens of murders.
6 years ago
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is accused of being involved in dozens of murders.
6 years ago

'El Chapo' on trial in federal court

If convicted, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could spend the rest of his life in prison.
6 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' on trial in federal court
6 years ago

Trial of 'El Chapo' begins in federal court

Federal prosecutors said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be linked to 36 murders.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Federal prosecutors said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be linked to 36 murders.
6 years ago

'El Chapo's' bid for hugs gets the cold shoulder from the judge

The ruling denied a request filed on Wednesday by attorneys for the world's most notorious alleged drug lord for permission from the court to hug his wife.
6 years ago
VIDEO: The ruling denied a request filed on Wednesday by attorneys for the world's most notorious alleged drug lord for permission from the court to hug his wife.
6 years ago

'El Chapo's' bid for hugs gets the cold shoulder from the judge

The defendant's lawyers asked a judge to allow Guzman to hug his wife in court.
6 years ago
U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in this file photo dated Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Guzman was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges.
6 years ago

'El Chapo' wants a hug: Alleged kingpin wants court's OK for a little tenderness

The alleged drug lord is seeking a 'brief, momentary greeting' from his wife.
6 years ago
IMexico's most wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico,  Jan. 8, 2016.
6 years ago

El Chapo: The world's most powerful drug dealer

Tracing Joaquin Guzman's path to the top of the global drug trade.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Tracing Joaquin Guzman's path to the top of the global drug trade.
6 years ago

'El Chapo' trial begins

Jury selection gets underway in the trial against accused drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
6 years ago
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' trial begins
6 years ago
This file handout photo obtained, Jan. 20, 2017, released by the Mexican Interior Ministry, shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "El Chapo" Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States.
6 years ago

US prosecutors seek to spell out 'El Chapo' Guzman's 'acts of violence' at upcoming trial

The Mexican drug lord is scheduled to go on trial later this year in the U.S.
6 years ago
7 years ago

'El Chapo' suffering hallucinations, memory loss in stringent jail conditions: Lawyers

The drug kingpin's lawyers said restrictive jail conditions are causing harm.
7 years ago
Joaquin Guzman aka "El Chapo" Guzman (C) is escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States, Jan. 19, 2017.
7 years ago

VIDEO: Kate del Castillo tells her side of 'El Chapo' story
7 years ago

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been charged with overseeing a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation responsible for murders and kidnappings.
7 years ago

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to go on trial in April 2018

Joaquin Guzman was extradited to the United States in January.
7 years ago
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the United States, Jan. 19, 2017.
7 years ago

The Mexican drug lord was extradited to the U.S. last month.
7 years ago

Judge Denies Lighter Security for 'El Chapo,' Says 'I Think We All Know the Reasons'

The Mexican drug lord was extradited to the U.S. last month.
7 years ago
U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane at Long Island MacArthur Airport, Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, New York.