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By Tom Hays 

El Chapo jury hears testimony from cartel cohort


January 4, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Mexican drug trafficker who once claimed he was a double agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration took center stage on Thursday against infamous kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a U.S. trial.

Vicente Zambada became the latest in a parade of cooperators to testify as government witnesses in the conspiracy case against Guzman in federal court in Brooklyn. Like the others, he described the rampant violence and greed that accompanied Guzman's rise to power atop the Sinaloa cartel.

Lawyers for Guzman — who was sent to the United States in 2017 after gaining...

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