El Chapo makes court appearance in Brooklyn

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Mexican drug king pin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman appeared back in federal court in Brooklyn Wednesday.

Officials temporarily shut down the Brooklyn Bridge as a motorcade of NYPD vehicles escorted Guzman to the courthouse from Manhattan.

He appeared for a hearing at the federal courthouse.

Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges he oversaw a multibillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that lead to numerous murders and kidnappings.

His trial is set for April 2018.  

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