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El Chapo to travel twice weekly across Brooklyn Bridge

November 7, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
El Chapo. AP Photo

Accused drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be moved twice every week during his drug trafficking trial in Brooklyn — on Mondays from the Metropolitan Correctional Center to Brooklyn’s federal court and on Fridays back to the MCC.

Police officials are concerned that he could be assassinated by representatives of other gangs, according to the New York Post. They also fear that he might try to abscond, since he has escaped twice from Mexican prisons. 

Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel has allegedly funneled more than 200 tons of narcotics into the U.S. He’s also hired hitmen to kill witnesses and rivals, the New York Post said.

Guzman will travel with a police escort along the Brooklyn Bridge, which will be briefly closed to pedestrians and vehicles during that time, the Post reported.

The trial is expected to last as long as four months.