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  • MEXICO REFUSES TO EXTRADITE INFAMOUS DRUG LORD ‘EL CHAPO’ TO THE U.S.

    01/30/2015 12:18:29 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sylvia Longmire
    Mexico’s drug war was completely rocked in February 2014 after news broke of the arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious long-time head of the Sinaloa cartel and arguably the most wanted man in the Western Hemisphere. But despite the U.S. government’s deep desire to prosecute and incarcerate Guzmán in the United States, Mexico’s attorney general announced the kingpin would not be extradited. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told the Associated Press, “I could accept extradition, but at the time that I choose. ‘El Chapo’ must stay here to complete his sentence, and then I will extradite him.”...
  • Mexico's Sinaloa drug chief arrested (Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

    02/22/2014 11:18:16 AM PST · by sean327 · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who was the world's most powerful drug lord was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a condominium in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press learned Saturday, ending a bloody decades-long career that terrorized swaths of the country.A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken alive overnight by Mexican marines in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Is the U.S. sending Seal Team Six to capture top drug cartel kingpin? (Fast and Furious cover up???)

    08/15/2012 6:17:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    daily mail ^ | 8/15 | daily mail
    In an effort to catch one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins, the U.S. may use the same daring methods that took down Osama bin Laden. More than a year after the terror leader’s demise in Abottabad, Pakistan, Seal Team Six raid, the highly-trained commandos may be dispatched to Mexico to kill or capture Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. Like the 9/11 Mastermind, Guzman has been the subject of a vast manhunt for the last ten years after he escaped from a Mexican high security prison in a complex breakout that reportedly cost him nearly $4million
  • Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal

    02/07/2012 7:05:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
    Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed enforcer for the country's most powerful drug cartel -- a man also alleged to have amassed weapons from the U.S. government's failed Fast and Furious gun-smuggling operation (link, in Spanish, includes video). Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, 33, is also wanted by U.S. officials on drug-trafficking charges in El Paso. Mexican and U.S. authorities say he served as a top lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel and was in charge of operations in the border state of...
  • The Anti-Christ Walks Through Mexico

    01/13/2012 5:28:53 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/13/12 | Friends of Ours
    The corpses continue to pile up in apparently God-forsaken Mexico where turf wars among drug cartels have resulted in 47,515 killings since December 2006 as reported by The Telegraph. And out of the human carnage the Forbes-listed billionaire Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel, has emerged as "the world's most powerful drug trafficker" according to the U.S. Treasury Department which finally got around to blacklisting his associates under the Drug Kingping Act "which prohibits people in the U.S. from conducting businesses with them and freezes their U.S. assets" as reported by MSNBC. El Chapo's product rots...
  • Mexico's Sinaloa gang grows empire, defies crackdown

    01/20/2011 1:58:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 19, 2011 | Anahi Rama, Reuters
    Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, 53, is arguably the world's most infamous drug trafficker, and has extended his empire from Colombia to China since he broke out of prison in a laundry van on January 19, 2001....... PACT WITH THE DEVIL? Amid the mayhem of severed heads and blood-stained streets, Guzman and his right-hand man Ismael Zambada have adeptly taken territory from gangs weakened by army operations while bringing in raw materials from China to make meth, using Africa as a route for cocaine into Europe, and growing their business in Colombia and across Central America. "In the past five years, the...
  • Cartel boss may resort to force north of border

    05/06/2009 11:47:24 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 24 replies · 1,686+ views
    The Spoksman Review ^ | Josh Meyer | Josh Meyer
    SELLS, Ariz. – The reputed head of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel is threatening a more aggressive stance against U.S. law enforcement, instructing associates to use deadly force, if needed, to protect increasingly contested trafficking operations, authorities said. Such a move by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most-wanted man, would mark a turn from the cartel’s previous position of largely avoiding violent confrontations north of the border – either with American law enforcement officers or fellow traffickers. Local police and federal agents in Arizona said they recently have received at least two law enforcement alerts focused on Guzman’s reported orders that...
  • Mexico Gunmen Kill (8) Youths, Take Hostages

    07/14/2008 1:46:33 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 10 replies · 273+ views
    Sighn On San Diego ^ | 07.13.2008 | REUTERS
    MEXICO CITY – Gunmen killed eight youths and a police chief and took dozens of restaurant patrons hostage for hours in two attacks in the drug gang-ridden state of Sinaloa, officials saidSunday. A group of hitmen sprayed four cars with bullets on a busy street in the city of Guamuchil in the early hours of Sunday, killing five young men and three female minors, a police source told Reuters. Advertisement In an earlier attack on Saturday, six other armed men caused pandemonium in the Pacific port city of Mazatlan by taking refuge in a shopping mall to escape security forces...
  • Drug lord's cars, houses seized (Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman)

    06/24/2005 11:41:13 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 13,309+ views
    MEXICO CITY — As part of a nationwide effort to capture a reputed drug-cartel boss waging war for control of the Texas-Mexico border, federal agents and soldiers have seized nine houses and six cars, including an armored jeep, linked to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The seizures — carried out this week in Culiacán, capital of the Pacific Coast state of Sinaloa — also turned up guns, cash and ammunition, according to a statement released by Mexico's attorney general's office. Among those arrested in one of the homes was a former state police commander. The properties are said to be tied...
  • Fugitive protected by townspeople who view him as hero (Mexico)

    05/31/2005 8:11:34 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 797+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 05/31/05 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's chief drug prosecutor Monday described the country's top fugitive drug lord as a kind of Pablo Escobar figure who - like the deceased Colombian trafficker - is viewed as a hero by many people who protect his mountain hideouts and tip him off when police come looking. In the most detailed description yet of how Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has managed to avoid capture, Assistant Attorney General Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos called the drug lord "the smartest leader we've come up against." He said authorities are campaigning to convince people in northern Mexico that the funds...