Image provided by the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) of Mexico shows drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," as he is extradited to the United States on Jan. 19, 2017, and flown from a jail in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., to face charges. He will not take the stand in his trial.

Image provided by the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) of Mexico shows drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," as he is extradited to the United States on Jan. 19, 2017, and flown from a jail in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., to face charges. He will not take the stand in his trial.(PGR/Prensa Internacional/Zuma Press/TNS)

NEW YORK - When it comes to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's alleged speed dealing, they seem to be taking their time.

Jurors weighing the fate of the Mexican drug lord appeared to be stuck on a charge related to methamphetamine Tuesday - their second day of deliberations at the cartel kingpin's drug trafficking trial in Brooklyn.

They asked for a phone call in which "ice" - a cartel nickname for meth - was discussed and requested portions of Jesus "El Rey" Zambada's testimony involving an ephedrine supplier named "Chespiro."

Ephedrine is a precursor to meth.

The panel of seven women and five men also asked for all the testimony from brothers Alex and Jorge Cifuentes, who said on the witness stand they supplied the Sinaloa Cartel with the ingredients for meth.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Cogan said he normally would read back testimony to the jury, but it would take "four to five days" to recite the transcripts for the Colombian narcos.

Guzman, 61, is facing a final 10-count indictment alleging he trafficked more than 150 tons of illegal drugs into the U.S. while generating "billions of dollars in profit" and conspiring to commit murder.

He is also charged with an international conspiracy to manufacture and distribute cocaine, heroin, meth and marijuana. If they find him guilty, jurors must say whether the amount of meth was 500 grams or more.

Before heading for the day, jurors also asked for the testimony of Border Patrol Agent Juan Aguayo. He testified late in the trial about apprehending and detaining three men on a beach near Malibu, Calif., who were found in possession of several bales of marijuana.

Guzman faces up to life in prison if convicted of the top count - being a "principal" leader of a "continuing criminal enterprise."

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