‘El Chapo’ Guzman facing life as lawyers offer extraordinary capitulation in ‘trial of the century’

After 25 years on the run – hiding from the army and the police, imprisoned and staging astonishingly audacious escapes – Mexico’s most infamous drug lord finally had his day in court.

Thirty minutes later, it was all over.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the $14 billion man, a short and stocky 61-year-old cartel leader sent to the US on the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, had only one witness called to his defence.