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  • Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to US

    05/20/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 4:27 PM EDT | Mark Stevenson
    Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward. The process can still be appealed, meaning it could be weeks or months before the Sinaloa cartel leader may be sent to the U.S., where he is wanted in multiple jurisdictions on charges related to drug trafficking and organized crime. Guzman’s lawyers now have 30 days to appeal the decision, and they have said they will. …
  • Mexico sees attempt to loosen security on "El Chapo"

    03/07/2016 1:25:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2016 4:20 PM EST
    The Mexican government is warning of a strategy by drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to try to loosen the security measures at the maximum-security prison where he has already escaped once. National security commissioner Renato Sales told reporters Monday that recent statements made by an alleged daughter of Guzman to The Guardian newspaper that the government had betrayed him suggest a media strategy. …
  • Contest to find best pun name for Sean Penn

    01/10/2016 7:36:24 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 88 replies
    FREEP | 1/10/1 3 | CharlesOconnell
    Sean Penn's "secret interview" inadvertently led authorities to arrest El Chapo despite security precautions. What pun name can you give him based on his role names, movie titles, girlfriend dramas or public statements?
  • Sean Penn's Interview and Rolling Stone Magazine fluff up El Chapo’s reputation [Read Excerpt]

    01/10/2016 7:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    When El Chapo was arrested (again) I didn’t pay all that much attention to the story. That’s not to say that it wasn’t important or that both Mexico and the DEA didn’t have a good reason to hunt him down, but it’s not the sort of thing that’s going to change the world in a substantive, positive way. When you take out a cartel kingpin like that there are plenty more ready and eager to take his place. Even if you could identify, locate and take out his entire army, all you’d manage to do would be to cause...
  • “Hey Bud, Let’s Party With El Chapo!”

    01/10/2016 6:31:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-10-2016 | MOTUS
    Well I didn’t win the Powerball drawing last night. And apparently you didn’t either. With no winners in Saturday night's record $949.8 million Powerball jackpot, the next jackpot could reach an estimated $1.3 billion, lottery officials said early Sunday. What would you do if you won $1.3 billion? And since we’re playing make believe, let’s pretend that you don’t have to first give half your winnings to the IRS. I’d buy new appliances and spend the rest buying the 2016 American presidential election. At least I think $1.3 billion would be enough to Make America Great Again (MAGA).Alternatively, if it...
  • Fugitive drug lord 'El Chapo' injured while evading Mexican authorities

    10/17/2015 1:11:03 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/17/2015 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN)Fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman suffered injuries while trying to escape as authorities closed in on him, Mexican officials said.
  • Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO)

    07/27/2015 9:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO) 7/27/15 | by Chris Eger Vice News traveled south of the border and dropped down the most famous underground tunnel in the world– that used by a Mexican drug lord to vacate the premises. The figurehead of the Sinaloa cartel, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, released himself on his own recognizance on July 11, via a tunnel from Mexico’s only maximum-security prison in Mexico. It took him a year to arrange his self-parole and Vice went to Altiplano prison– where they found a different tale than what the local media...
  • Bounty Hunter ‘Dog’ Chapman: El Chapo is ‘out of my league’

    07/25/2015 2:44:38 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Sean Daly
    TV bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman knows there are some fugitives even he can’t bring to justice. The star of CMT’s “Dog and Beth: On The Hunt” admits he probably would not be able to capture escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán — and doesn’t even plan to try.
  • 7 officials charged with aiding escape of 'El Chapo'

    07/18/2015 8:38:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/18/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Mexican government announced that 7 officials have been charged in aiding and abetting the escape of cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The Mexican AG's office would not name the officials charged, but how surprised would you be if they didn't include any higher-ups? The director of the prison where El Chapo escaped has been fired, but no word if he was involved in the escape plot. Guzman's escape last Saturday from a maximum security prison through a mile-long tunnel built into his cell was a profound embarrassment for President Enrique Peńa Nieto, raising pressure on the government to...
  • Trump Asks FBI To Investigate Death Threat From Twitter Account Of Escaped Mexican Drug Lord

    07/13/2015 2:43:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    CBS SF ^ | 7/13/15 | Jan Mabry
    Trump Asks FBI To Investigate Death Threat From Twitter Account Of Escaped Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is calling on the FBI to investigate an apparent death threat on the Twitter account said to belong to escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera. The unverified account with the Twitter handle @ElChap0Guzman is purportedly run by Guzman’s son. A tweet written in Spanish with obscene language says Trump will swallow his words and includes a homosexual slur referring to anal sex.
  • Escape of 'El Chapo': Frantic Hunt in Mexico Turns Up No Sign of Drug Kingpin

    07/13/2015 2:30:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/13/2015 | by MARK POTTER and ERIN MCCLAM
    Mexican authorities searched frantically on Monday for the notorious drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" — but there was no sign of him more than 24 hours after his astonishing, elaborate escape from a maximum-security prison. In a devastating embarrassment for the Mexican government, the kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, slipped into a shaft through the shower floor of his prison cell and got away in a mile-long, ventilated tunnel outfitted with a motorbike. "This is like capturing Osama bin Laden, having him spend a year in prison, and then walking away from that prison only to re-engage in his terrorist activities,"...
  • Trump: 'Corrupt' Mexican Officials Let Drug Kingpin Escape

    07/13/2015 1:55:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12 Jul 2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump on Sunday blasted "corrupt Mexican officials" for letting a notorious drug kingpin escape from a maximum security prison. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped the prison by riding a motorcycle through a mile-long tunnel that was connected to the shower area of Guzman's cell. It is his second escape, and prison employees are being questioned. Trump noted that the last time Guzman escaped he was free for 13 years. "He has been selling drugs in the U.S. big-time – a major kingpin," he said in a statement sent to the media. "He is possibly in the U.S. and his...
  • Why would “El Chapo” give a crap one way or the other about Trump?

    07/13/2015 12:52:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The guy has been locked up in Mexico for years. El Chapo is an escaped prisoner. What escaped prisoner on the run is MORE WORRIED about U.S. elections that are more than a year out... much less ever..., than disappearing off the radar? Attracting more attention would be counter to the counter to the escape plan. Furthermore, why would El Chapo announce it on social media which would attract A LOT of attention, and would attract even more people coming after him when he is still on the run? Something is not adding up here? Just saying..
  • Trump Facebook On "El Chapo" Cartel Drug Lord: Trump Would "Kick His Ass!"

    07/13/2015 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Stephen K. Bannon
    News of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Saturday night escape from a Mexican prison prompted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to take to his 2.2 million-person Facebook account with messages aimed at the fecklessness of his presidential rivals’ abilities to handle the world’s most notorious drug lord.
  • El Chapo Threatens Trump!

    07/13/2015 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: El Chopo. Or is it El Chapo? El Chapo. So El Chapo gets out of jail, a mile long tunnel, one and a half kilometers, ventilated, built right under the Mexicans in their Mexico City jail, nobody knows how. The Drive-Bys are marveling, folks, over what an engineering feat it is, just like they used to marvel how Bill Clinton lied to them. The Drive-Bys are just stunned and impressed beyond all measure at how El Chapo built his escape tunnel. El Chapo, the biggest drug lord ever. Greetings, my friends, and great to have you here. Rush Limbaugh...
  • Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Ordered Wife to Give Birth to Anchor Babies in California

    07/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/13/2015 | Katie McHugh
    Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ordered his young wife, Emma Coronel, herself a U.S. citizen and daughter of another Mexican drug lord, to give birth in California to secure U.S. citizenship for his children. The Daily Mail reports that the feds didn’t thwart the Mexican drug cartel anchor baby scheme: “Federal agents wanted to stop her, but had no formal charges to file so had to let her go free.” Another immigration success story — despite the $5 million bounty placed on El Chapo’s head in Mexico, Coronel gave birth to twin daughters on August 15, 2012....
  • Docs: Gov't had intel on earlier escape plots by drug lord

    07/13/2015 11:10:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    AP ^ | Jul. 13, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Government documents show the Drug Enforcement Administration had intelligence about at least two plots to help Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escape from a maximum security prison. Internal DEA documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal that drug agents first got information on escape plans in March 2014. That was about a month after Guzman was captured in Mazatlan, Mexico.
  • Donald Trump demands apology from his critics after escape of El Chapo...

    07/13/2015 11:42:39 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    Full Title: Donald Trump demands apology from his critics after escape of El Chapo claiming it is proof his attacks on Mexico are justified as he threatens to kick the drug lord's 'ass'...
  • REPORT: Head of Sinaloa Cartel ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Has California Driver’s License (Flashback 2013)

    07/13/2015 10:10:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | 11/9/2013 | Latino Daily News
    Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman who has a $7.5 Million bounty on his head and runs the Sinaloa cartel reportedly has a U.S. driver’s license issued in California. According to the investigative report, “The Hunt for El Chapo Guzman, Mexico’s Most Elusive Drug Lord,” by the Univision network, Guzman obtained a driver’s license under the alias of Max Aragon in 1988. He obtained the license even though he was a wanted man by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and a Mexican national. The driver’s license information is part of a confidential file the DEA keeps on El Chapo. The year-long investigative...
  • Should drug lord Guzman have been extradited to the US?

    07/13/2015 10:14:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/13/2015 | Vanessa Buschschluter
    The escape on Saturday of Joaquin Guzman, one of the world's most wanted drug lords, from a maximum-security jail in Mexico, has reignited the discussion about whether he should have been extradited to the United States. US prosecutors had been expressing their wish to put him on trial in a US court since his arrest in February 2014.
  • El Chapo Warns Trump

    07/13/2015 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 220 replies
    Mail Online ^ | July 13th, 2015 | By Alasdair Baverstock and Ollie Gillman
    Mexico's billion dollar drugs lord known as 'El Chapo' has gloated on Twitter about his escape from a maximum security jail by taunting authorities and threatening US-presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Joaquin Guzman, billionaire head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, made his jail break on Saturday morning and is on the run from Altiplano jail, 50 miles outside of Mexico City, security officials said. His audacious escape saw him dash through the mile-long tunnel system, which led to a building under construction next to the prison - from where he collected clothes left for him by his conspirators.
  • 'I'm going to make you eat your words': Mexico's billion-dollar drugs lord THREATENS Donald Trump

    07/13/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/13/15 | Alasdair Baverstock
    Mexico's billion dollar drugs lord known as 'El Chapo' has gloated on Twitter about his escape from a maximum security jail by taunting authorities and threatening US-presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Joaquin Guzman, billionaire head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, made his jail break on Saturday morning and is on the run from Altiplano jail, 50 miles outside of Mexico City, security officials said. His audacious escape saw him dash through the mile-long tunnel system, which led to a building under construction next to the prison - from where he collected clothes left for him by his conspirators
  • Trump: ‘Corrupt’ Mexican officials let ‘El Chapo’ go

    07/12/2015 5:17:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/12/15 | Anna Brand
    <p>Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that the escape of a Mexican drug lord by “corrupt Mexican officials” just raised fears in America. But he was quickly shot down by Rupert Murdoch, the conservative media baron whose blessings could make or break a GOP hopeful.</p>
  • Donald Trump jumps on escape of 'El Chapo' Mexican drug lord as proof of nation's 'corruption'

    07/12/2015 4:37:46 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12 2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    Donald Trump has weighed in on the audacious prison escape of one of Mexico's most notorious drug lords, claiming it as proof of the country's 'corruption'. The presidential candidate, who has made attacking Mexico the central plank of his White House run, claimed that the United States 'is paying the price' for Joaquin Guzman, known as 'El Chapo' fleeing a prison 50 miles west of Mexico City. Posting from Twitter, he wrote: 'Mexico's biggest drug lord escapes from jail. Unbelievable corruption and USA is paying the price. I told you so!'
  • New Details Emerge in Prison Escape of Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman; Manhunt Underway

    07/12/2015 7:52:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Mexican authorities have launched a manhunt to find drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, who has broken out of prison again, the country’s National Security Commission said Sunday. Guards at the Altiplano Federal Prison discovered during a routine check on Saturday that Guzman, known as “El Chapo,” was missing, a statement from the commission said. Guzman escaped through a hole in his cell that led to a tunnel nearly a mile long, Mexico National Security spokesman Monte Alejandro Rubido García confirmed Sunday morning at a press conference in Mexico City. The hole led to a tunnel that was lighted and ventilated, the...
  • Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman used tunnel for prison break

    07/12/2015 6:19:13 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/12/2015 | BBC
    Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or "Shorty" escaped from a maximum security prison through long tunnel, officials say. He used a tunnel more than 1km long to break free from Altiplano jail. Eighteen guards are being questioned.....
  • Mexico: Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel

    07/12/2015 2:33:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 7/12/2015 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell, according to the country's top security official. The elaborate underground escape route, built allegedly without the detection of authorities, allowed Guzman to do what Mexican officials promised would never happen after his re-capture last year — slip out of one of the country's most secure penitentiaries for the second time. If Guzman is not captured immediately,...
  • “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption

    08/12/2014 11:39:19 AM PDT · by mgist · 5 replies
    Narco News ^ | 3/1/2014 | Bill Conroy
    Narco-Villain “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption Posted by Bill Conroy - March 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm Former DEA Supervisor Contends Guzman’s Capture Was An “Arranged” Event The recent capture of the notorious Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, longtime leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa narco-trafficking organization, was not what it appeared to be, according to a former DEA supervisory agent who still has a deep network of contacts in Mexico. Guzman’s takedown, despite the media script portraying it as a daring predawn raid, was, in fact, an “arranged thing,” claims the retired DEA agent, Hector Berrellez, who led the...
  • 'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told

    02/28/2014 8:12:32 AM PST · by mgist · 7 replies
    City Watch ^ | 2/28/14 | Jackson
    'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told CRIME POLITICS-US media are celebrating the arrest of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, whose Sinaloa Cartel is thought to be the most powerful trafficker in the world and "a main combatant in a spasm of violence that has left tens of thousands dead in Mexico" (New York Times, 2/22/14). US Attorney General Eric Holder called the arrest a "landmark achievement": "The criminal activity Guzman allegedly directed contributed to the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe through drug addiction, violence and corruption." But...
  • Sinaloa Cartel chief ‘El Chapo’ captured alive, says U.S. official

    02/22/2014 9:06:55 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 14 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2/22/2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell And Katherine Corcoran
    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.
  • World's Most Notorious Drug-Lord - Billionaire Mexican Cartel Boss "El Chapo" - Captured

    02/22/2014 4:05:29 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2.22.14 | Tyler Durden
    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...
  • Who is 'El Chapo' Guzman, Public Enemy Number One?

    02/15/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Tarm
    A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars. The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he's the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city. "Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed...
  • Wife of Mexican Drug Lord Gives Birth in California, Then Returns to Mexico

    09/28/2011 9:51:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 27, 2011 | Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood,
    Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel, gave birth Aug. 15 to twin girls at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, according to birth records and a senior U.S. law enforcement official. ... Turns out Coronel, a 22-year-old former beauty queen, holds U.S. citizenship, which entitles her to travel freely to the United States. By being born in California, and to a mother who is an American citizen, her little girls also have U.S. citizenship. Guzman, 54, the multibillionaire fugitive head of the Sinaloa cartel, married Coronel the day she turned 18 in a lavish wedding in the highlands of central Mexico...
  • MEXICAN DRUG LORD SEEKS CONTROL OF THE BORDER

    05/27/2005 5:42:16 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 35 replies · 3,229+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 27 May 2005 | WILL WEISSERT
    MEXICO CITY — Reputed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has launched a bloody offensive to control drug smuggling along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, Attorney General Daniel Cabeza de Vaca said today. Mexico's top law enforcement official said Guzman was behind a wave of violence that has killed hundreds of suspected smugglers, hit men, police, soldiers and civilians along the 2,000-mile border. "Definitely, he is the most active man in his group. He is trying to fight for the border corridors, trying to control places like Culiacan just like the rest of the communities of Sinaloa (state), and the border...
  • 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...