Mexican Drug Lord’s Assets Could Pay for Trump’s Border Wall – US Senator Cruz

Texas Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Seizing the assets of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, best known as El Chapo, may provide enough funding to construct President Donald Trump’s wall at the US-Mexican border, Senator Ted Cruz said in an interview on Thursday.

“The first step is to convict him [Guzman], Cruz told Fox News. “Once he’s convicted, the [US] government is seeking the forfeiture of his $14 billion.”

He cited cost estimates of $14-20 billion to build the 2000-mile long border wall.

Earlier this week, Cruz introduced legislation that would earmark assets seized from Guzman and any other Mexican drug lord convicted in the United States for the wall.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.