In El Chapo's home state, Mexicans bemoan his punishment far from home
Updated : November 04, 2019 06:21 PM IST
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will spend the rest of his days in lock-up in the United States, after a judge on Wednesday sentenced Guzman to life in prison, plus 30 years. In Culiacan, the capital in Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa, locals lamented that Mexicans were deprived of the chance to see the notorious capo tried, convicted and punished on his native soil. At a Culiacan chapel dedicated to the folk saint of drug smugglers, Jesus Malverde, vendors sell figurines of a moustachioed Guzman wielding a rifle and grenades as well as framed photos of the drug lord, right alongside colourful rosaries and images of Jesus Christ.