Drug kingpin El Chapo was reportedly seen in New York early Friday as he makes his descent to a supermax prison in Colorado, where he’ll serve a life sentence.
The New York Post snapped several images of Joaquin Guzman surrounded by heavily-armed guards at a Wall Street heliport, where he arrived via a black SUV accompanied by four police cars. Two armed military personnel were reportedly then seen hauling Guzman into a helicopter which was headed to LaGuardia Airport.
The New York Times reported that the Sinaloa cartel leader’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, said Guzman will be housed at ADX in Florence, Colorado, where inmates spend 23 hours a day inside their cells. Other infamous inmates located there include Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unabomber Theodore J. Kaczynski, Terry L. Nichols, who assisted Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing, and 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef.
On Wednesday, Judge Brian M. Cogan sentenced Guzman to life in prison plus 30 years for murder, drug and money laundering. While defense attorneys asked for Guzman to remain in Manhattan for 60 days as they prepare an appeal—a request the prosecution didn’t contest—Cogan ruled that the Bureau of Prisons and the United States Marshals Service would make the ultimate decision.
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[Featured image: Joaquin Guzman/AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File]