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By Tom Hays 

Jurors at El Chapo trial hear him on intercepted phone calls


January 9, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman didn't sound pleased on a 2011 phone call as he listened to his chief enforcer for his cartel try to justify a beat down he gave some crooked police officers.

After the two went back and forth over how to respond to Mexican authorities who dared to interfere with cartel business, the exasperated kingpin finally gave orders to "just reprimand them, don't beat them up."

The animated exchange was heard publicly for the first time Tuesday at Guzman's drug-trafficking trial in federal court in Brooklyn in one of several recor...

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