El Chapo Joaquin Guzman trial: Defence rests after 30mins

El Chapo Joaquin Guzman trial: Defence rests after 30mins

The defence case at the US trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo has ended after about a half-hour.

A lawyer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman called one witness and put one document into the record this morning before resting the case.

The witness was an FBI agent who was questioned about a report he wrote on a debriefing of one of the cooperators who testified against Guzman.

The brevity of the defence stood in stark contrast to a prosecution case that involved more than 50 witnesses and spanned 11 weeks.

The jury is to hear closing arguments over the next two days.

Guzman could face life in prison if convicted of drug and murder conspiracy charges that his lawyers say are fabricated.

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