Now he really has something in common with El Chapo.
A Pennsylvania man who bragged over text messages about trafficking drugs “El Chapo style” has been found guilty of cocaine importation and other charges.
Jurors in Brooklyn federal court convicted Humberto Baez on Thursday, two days after another jury in the same courthouse convicted notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on 10 of 10 criminal counts.
Baez’s attorney — calling his client’s case “the most unusual case this courthouse had ever seen” — attempted to argue that Baez, 50, was actually working undercover as a civilian to stop the cocaine from coming into the country.
Prosecutors say Baez smuggled 16 kilos of cocaine, worth around $500,000, into the United States in a box of fresh chili peppers in February 2018.
Jurors convicted him in less than a day of charges of conspiring to import and distribute cocaine, and for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.
He faces at least 10 years behind bars.