Feds seek $12.6 billion in drug money from 'El Chapo'

Updated: Aug 8, 2019


Federal prosecutors want to recover $12.6 billion in drug money they say was generated by the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo.


The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn asked a judge Friday to order Joaquin Guzman to forfeit that massive sum.


They called the amount a "conservative" estimate of the cash Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel earned distributing cocaine, heroin and marijuana in the United States.


Federal prosecutors want to recover $12.6 billion in drug money they say was generated by the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo.


The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn asked a judge Friday to order Joaquin Guzman to forfeit that massive sum.