Skip to comments.Sinaloa Cartel chief ‘El Chapo’ captured alive, says U.S. official
Posted on 02/22/2014 9:06:55 AM PST by VanShuyten
MEXICO CITYThe head of Mexicos 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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this is HUGH
- 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.
I wonder how soon they will have one of those songs about it?
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?
Soon to be set back out in streets to deal for the U.S. administration
Eric Holder gave him a discount bulk rate on a 10 pack of AR-15s.
I wouldn’t want to be around that beach town resort for awhile, with the Cartel’s there is always repercussions.
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.
You also forgot to mention CA allowing him to vote and being allowed to practice law.
Here is the Heisenberg song....... Las negros Y Azul.
......except in this guys case lower the voltage a tad so that it takes days to fry him!
The funny part is, he only got caught because he let down his guard while he & his bodyguards binge-watched “Breaking Bad” on Netflix.