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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