Jury selection for Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' trial to begin

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The trial and jury selection for Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is due to begin Monday at Brooklyn Federal Court.

The 61-year-old is accused of running one of the world's biggest illegal drug cartels.

The jurors' names will be kept from the public and each will be escorted to and from court.

The Brooklyn courthouse will also be patrolled by heavily armed federal agents.

The trial is expected to last as long as four months.

Opening statements are expected on Nov. 13.

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