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Sinaloa Cartel chief ‘El Chapo’ captured alive, says U.S. official
Toronto Star ^ | 2/22/2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell And Katherine Corcoran

Posted on 02/22/2014 9:06:55 AM PST by VanShuyten

MEXICO CITY—The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press has learned. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cartel; drugcartels; drugkingpin; elchapo; guzman; sinaloa
Good catch!
1 posted on 02/22/2014 9:06:55 AM PST by VanShuyten
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To: VanShuyten

this is HUGH


2 posted on 02/22/2014 9:10:44 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: VanShuyten
Here's the guy:
3 posted on 02/22/2014 9:12:37 AM PST by FAA
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To: VanShuyten

- where he was immediately shipped to California, and given an ebt card, a driver’s license, and a lifetime membership to la raza. Oh, and I forgot in state tuition.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 9:12:55 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: VanShuyten

I wonder how soon they will have one of those songs about it?


5 posted on 02/22/2014 9:17:51 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: VanShuyten

Did the cartel fail to pay their “protection” fee to the DEA?
Or is it a distraction from the corruption and money-laundering operations the DEA runs on behalf of the cartels?

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6 posted on 02/22/2014 9:31:14 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: FAA

Soon to be set back out in streets to deal for the U.S. administration


7 posted on 02/22/2014 9:32:42 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: factoryrat

Eric Holder gave him a discount bulk rate on a 10 pack of AR-15s.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 9:34:12 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: VanShuyten

I wouldn’t want to be around that beach town resort for awhile, with the Cartel’s there is always repercussions.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 10:04:09 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: VanShuyten

The arrest of a Cartel Chief sometimes create far more bloodshed in the short term if there is competition to be the new kingpin. The Sinaloa Cartel is well established and much of it is based on a regional family structure so there is a chance that it’s power will continue uninterrupted, but if it fractures it may get very ugly.

Anecdotally, the bloodiest periods in American Gangster history often come about after the head of the gang is arrested because the more mature and confident leadership understands the business side and the fact that bloodshed is bad for the business. The younger wannabe leaders fail to see that and focus on eliminating rivals more than making money.

This has been seen when RICO cases take out inner-city gang leadership creating a vacuum in who supplies narcotics to an established customer base. We’ll see in the next few months if the Sinaloa Cartel is truly a family business or simply a collaboration of thugs ruled with an iron hand.

If Mexico is smart they will extradite him to the U.S. because Chapo may continue to run the organization from behind bars in Mexico and he will always pose an escape risks. He won’t have access to a laundry truck in a Federal supermax.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 10:07:21 AM PST by volunbeer
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To: factoryrat

You also forgot to mention CA allowing him to vote and being allowed to practice law.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 10:13:40 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=las+negros+y+azul&go=&qs=n&form=VBREQY&pq=las+negros+y+azul&sc=0-11&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&mid=3FADFAD2A1934EF5BA9B3FADFAD2A1934EF5BA9B

Here is the Heisenberg song....... Las negros Y Azul.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 10:19:52 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: VanShuyten
Hook 'em up!
13 posted on 02/22/2014 10:37:39 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

......except in this guys case lower the voltage a tad so that it takes days to fry him!


14 posted on 02/22/2014 12:35:32 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: VanShuyten

The funny part is, he only got caught because he let down his guard while he & his bodyguards binge-watched “Breaking Bad” on Netflix.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 4:34:20 PM PST by BCrago66
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