Watch CBSN Live

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman trial underway in N.Y.

There was tight security in Brooklyn as lawyers for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzman Loera -- otherwise known as "El Chapo" -- gave their opening statements Tuesday. Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges that he amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune smuggling tons of cocaine and other drugs in a vast supply chain that reached well north of the border. He faces a potential life sentence if convicted.
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.