El Chapo cries after he arrives in NY

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman centre

His wife shed tears.

El Chapo escaped from Mexican prisons twice, but was recaptured in 2016, and extradited to the United States in January 2017.

Guzman's wife left the courthouse without speaking to reporters.

The trial, which featured testimony from more than 50 witnesses, offered the public an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel, named for the state in northwestern Mexico where Guzman was born in a poor mountain village.

Joaquín Guzmán, the feared Mexican drug lord known worldwide as "El Chapo", has been found guilty of 10 charges in his NY trial.

During the trial, more than 50 witnesses testified to the Sinaloa cartel leader's willingness to use violence against enemies of a cartel that prosecutors say smuggled at least 200 tons of cocaine into the USA for more than two decades.

And the notorious drug baron believed the youngest girls "gave him energy" according to a drug trafficker who testified against him. His lawyers say Guzman is not a criminal mastermind but just a fall guy for the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

Jurors have reached a verdict in the case of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, the Mexican druglord accused of carrying out a sprawling criminal enterprise as chief of the Sinaloa cartel. When the jury was discharged, he leaned back in his chair to catch the eye of his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, who gave him a subtle thumbs-up. "Of course we're going to appeal".

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Mexico has been mired for 12 years in a deadly military-led war against drug gangs.

The prosecution's case against Guzman, a roughly 5½-foot figure whose nickname translates to "Shorty", included the testimony of former associates and other witnesses.

They told jurors how the Sinaloa Cartel gained power in the 1990s, eventually coming to control nearly the entire Pacific coast of Mexico.

The identities of jurors were kept for their safety and to try and stop the Mexican drug lord, real name Joaquin Guzman, from getting his cronies to sway the verdict with bribes or threats.

He sent drugs northward with fleets of planes and boats, and had detailed accounting ledgers and an encrypted electronic communication system run through secret computer servers in Canada, the court heard.

Jurors convicted Guzman on all 10 counts in an global drug distribution trial that lasted more than three months.

In this courtroom drawing from February 7, Joaquin Guzman listens to Judge Brian Cogan addressing the jury.

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