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Notorious drug lord, 'El Chapo' Guzmán, has been sentenced to life in prison after his lengthy trial.

The cartel leader reportedly smuggled more than $12 billion worth of drugs and was responsible for the deaths of dozens of people.

As well as the life sentence, El Chapo has been given an additional 30 years and has been ordered to pay a massive $12.6 billion in forfeiture.

"There was no justice here," he said in Spanish to jurors before receiving the sentence. "It's been torture, the most inhumane situation I have lived in my entire life," he said. "It has been physical, emotional and mental torture."

"The long road that led 'El Chapo' Guzman from the mountains of Sinaloa to the courthouse was paved with death, drugs and destruction, but it ended today with justice," Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said on Wednesday.

After numerous prison escapes, Chapo is expected to serve out his sentence in the country's most secure federal prison in Florence, Colorado.