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World's Most Notorious Drug-Lord - Billionaire Mexican Cartel Boss "El Chapo" - Captured
Zero Hedge ^ | 2.22.14 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 02/22/2014 4:05:29 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion

The world’s most notorious and powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, has reportedly been captured in Mexico.

The head of the Sinoloa Cartel - nicknamed Chapo or "shorty" - was caught last night, according to the AP, at a hotel resort in Mazatlan in a joint US-Mexico operation. Forbes ranked Guzman 67 out of 72 on their list of the World’s Most Powerful People. With revenues believed to exceed $3bn, his Sinaloa cartel is easily the most powerful in Mexico, responsible for an estimated 25% of all illegal drugs that enter the U.S. via Mexico. While this may appear good news (catching a big bad guy), Stratfor warns "this could spark a wave of violence throughout northwestern Mexico if internal shifts evolve into intra-cartel conflict."


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: drugcartels; drugs; elchapo; guzman; idontsearch; sinaloa; sinoloa
Guantanamo?
1 posted on 02/22/2014 4:05:30 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Nope, the cia & current admin, will make him an offer he can not refuse. Then he’ll be back at work with new partners.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 4:11:53 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: TMSuchman

Oh please....He’ll convert the whole damn prison...pay them all and march out to his camp. Mexico is a hell hole that deserves itself.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 4:17:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

recent attempts by the conjoining of the vigilantes and federales is having some success

joe blow mexicano is fighting back


4 posted on 02/22/2014 4:22:35 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Army-Navy Country Club?


5 posted on 02/22/2014 4:25:05 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I would imagine some politicians across the border are deeply saddened.

I would also imagine we would be shocked at the amount of money many politicians have in off-shore accounts, from nefarious sources.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 4:26:10 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Freefall from altitude over the gulf...give him a few minutds to think his life over.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 4:27:14 PM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Reminds me of that whack-a-mole game.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 4:40:25 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Mexico's largest cartel does $3B in revenues.

That's about the same that Cracker Barrel does in revenues per year, selling biscuits and bric-a-brac.

It always amazes me what a small business illegal drugs really are.

As some studies have shown, street-level dealers make the same money as McDonald's employees, but with longer hours, a one in 20 chance of being murdered before they turn 21 and a constant risk of arrest.

The stupidity of dealers and users is mind-boggling.

9 posted on 02/22/2014 4:44:03 PM PST by wideawake
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Quick, get him an AK-47!


10 posted on 02/22/2014 4:47:15 PM PST by struggle
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

If he’s not on U.S. soil in U.S. custody, he’s not caught.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 4:51:05 PM PST by PLMerite
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Well what are all of the money laundering businesses in the US going to do now...No more drug money. Look at the loss of jobs. Sad times ahead.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 5:10:26 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Slow, horrible death. Maybe Micheal Bolton’s “When Man Loves A Woman” over and over at full blast until he is pissing blood.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 5:10:54 PM PST by willk (everyone)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Slow, horrible death. Maybe Micheal Bolton’s “When Man Loves A Woman” over and over at full blast until he is pissing blood.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 5:10:56 PM PST by willk (everyone)
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To: willk

The horror....


15 posted on 02/22/2014 5:12:20 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ping to #13...we were just discussing this very thing! hahaha


16 posted on 02/22/2014 5:14:17 PM PST by left that other site
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To: wideawake

One cartel does 25%, about 3 billion dollars. That means 12 billion in total sales. That’s more than General Motors, Braniac. And that’s just from Mexico.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 5:19:11 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: left that other site; willk
Yes! ROTFLMAO!!

Way to go, willk! Who needs Capital Punishment when you can subject them to Michael Bolton?



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 02/22/2014 5:20:26 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 <center> <tab - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

This could bring on a “Mexican spring”.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 5:20:53 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Uhhhh....no. He’ll disappear quickly


20 posted on 02/22/2014 5:25:41 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: ConorMacNessa; willk

What cracks me up is that I read that post IMMEDIATELY after posting my comment about the kidney stone! hahahahaha


21 posted on 02/22/2014 5:26:10 PM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site
A most appropriate analogy!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 02/22/2014 5:30:11 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 <center> <tab - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Lurker
General Motors did $150B in revenue last year.

Seeing that I am capable of reading Arabic numerals accurately, I probably seem like a Braniac to you.

In reality, I'm about average.

23 posted on 02/22/2014 5:32:43 PM PST by wideawake
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To: TMSuchman

He is ripe to become the next big democrat financier.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 3:08:31 AM PST by billhilly
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To: TMSuchman

He is ripe to become the next big democrat financier.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 3:09:11 AM PST by billhilly
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Well, it’s back to the drawing board with a brand new Fast and Furious.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 1:20:21 PM PST by DPMD
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Again? It seems like I have read this headline before.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 1:21:17 PM PST by petitfour
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