El Chapo seeks free pass
LAWYERS for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman say they’re disappointed a judge won’t dismiss his New York drug trafficking case, set for trial in April.
Guzman was transported from Mexico to New York in January on charges of overseeing a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation.
El Chapo’s lawyers say they believe his rights were violated and hope the Supreme Court decides favourably for him.
Prosecutors say El Chapo will have to answer for a life of crime. ABOUT 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remain without power after being caught in Hurricane Irma’s deadly path.
Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the US mainland on September 10, killed at least 84 people.
Caribbean islands, includ- ing Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, suffered more than half of the fatalities.
Florida Power & Light was working to restore power to almost a quarter of its customers.
The storm’s death toll grew to at least 33 people in Florida after a woman died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator. Eight others died in Georgia and the Carolinas.