El Chapo is escorted by DEA agents.

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El Chapo gets no love, judge denies accused drug kingpin’s request for a hug

November 08, 2018 - 3:49 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- El Chapo wasn't getting much love in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday.

As 1010 WINS' Juliet Papa reports, the world's most notorious reputed drug lord's request to 'feel human' was denied.

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Judge Brian Cogan shot down a request from El Chapo's attorney's who asked that the accused drug kingpin be allowed a brief embrace with his wife before his trial gets underway next week.

Even with the railing between them, the judge rejected the proposal saying it would violate the strict security measures already in place.

Defense lawyers asked on humanitarian grounds noting that the defendant has been in solitary confinement, with his only physical contact coming from handshakes with his legal team.

"It is well known that solitary confinement poses negative effect to a person's sanity," the defense filing said.

The judge said he could not ignore the possibility that the comunication can convey information or plans for escape.

El Chapo has succesfully broken out of two maximum security prisons in Mexico.