New York - US prosecutors urged jurors to "use common sense" when deciding whether to convict Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as they presented their closing arguments on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Andrea Goldbarg said the government had presented an "avalanche of evidence" to prove Guzman's guilt on 10 criminal counts, and that he was "a top boss" in the Sinaloa cartel.
But Goldbarg also advised jurors to "use common sense" in determining whether Guzman was a drug boss, citing his lavish lifestyle and security requirements.
His habits included travelling in an armoured car with guards and having food flown to him on the mountain where he lived, she said, adding that he owned a diamond-encrusted pistol as well as a personal zoo at his home with a train that could take guests around.
Goldbarg also described how Guzman shielded his communications and paid off law enforcement in order to protect the cartel and warn of raids.