Guzman Trial Begins Amid Tight Security
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In opening statements before jurors in federal district court in New York, Assistant US Attorney Adam Fels portrayed Guzman as a man who rose from a small-town dealer to a kingpin capable of making $10 million cocaine deals,
Fels alleged that Guzman had hundreds of men with assault rifles working for him in Mexico and he himself owned a monogrammed, diamond-encrusted handgun, and a gold-plated assault rifle.
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Defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman said Guzman spent substantial time in Mexican prisons, during which the flow of drugs into the United States continued unabated.