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El Chapo Trial: Trafficker Taped Phone Calls Negotiating Drug Deals

El Chapo Trial: Trafficker Taped Phone Calls Negotiating Drug Deals

Joquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera sounded chipper on the phone, arranging a steep discount for kilos of heroin with a Chicago-born drug trafficker who had become one of his best drug-distribution partners stateside.

Greeting an alleged customer amiably, with an exclamation of “Amigo!” Guzmán set about negotiating a 20-kilo shipment of heroin, even displaying an apparent show of generosity when he agreed to drop the price from $55,000 per kilo to $50,000, saving the other man about $100,000 for the load in exchange for next-day payment.

In another call, Guzmán sounded elated when

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