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The U.S. wants El Chapo to pay nearly $12.7B as part of his sentence

Jul 16, 2019
Coming up with the number is one thing. Seizing that cash, experts agree, is another matter entirely.
View of the covers of Mexican newspapers in Mexico City, on February 23, 2014, after Mexican drug trafficker  Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested.
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The Sinaloa Cartel sans El Chapo

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Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín Guzmán Loera, is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on Feb. 22, 2014 in Mexico City.
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