new york - The jury in the upcoming trial against Joaquín \u0026 # x27; El Chapo \u0026 # x27; Guzmán can decide anonymously about the fate of the Mexican drug lord. Judge Brian Cogan has granted the request of the Public Prosecution Service, let Justice in the US know Tuesday.
The 12 judges, who have not yet been appointed, are protected by this measure against possible revenge of Guzmán's henchmen. Their names and addresses are not disclosed to the press, prosecutors or lawyers involved. They also receive police surveillance during the handling of the case.
Cogan motivated his decision by, among other things, pointing to the violence of Guzmán. As the boss of the Sinaloa cartel, he let hundreds of people murder, abuse or kidnap by mercenaries. He is in solitary confinement in New York to prevent contacts with the outside world.
Faithful have sworn to help Guzmán. As evidence, a video message from California prisoners appeared on YouTube last month. ' We are the killers who will care about him, '' according to Los Angeles Times in Spanish. They also stated that Guzmán has more than 3,500 soldiers.