Security tight as 'El Chapo' Guzman trial set to open in Brooklyn

As Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman faces court in the US, elaborate precautions are in place around the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel - after all, he has previously escaped from prison, twice.

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    One of Mexico's most notorious drug lords will go on trial in the US later on Monday.

    Joaquin Guzman, also known as "El Chapo", has been held in solitary confinement in New York for the last two years.

    Security for the trial is expected to be high, and not just for Guzman who escaped twice from Mexican prisons. There are extra precautions being taken for witnesses and jurors to ensure their safety, as well.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Brooklyn, New York.


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