Breaking News-Notorious Billionaire Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Captured

Captured, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the Most Wanted and Deadliest Mexican Cartel Bosses has been captured by a joint U.S. and Mexico Task Forces.

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.

Guzman, 56, faces multiple federal drug trafficking indictments in the U.S. and is on the Drug Enforcement Administration's most-wanted list. His drug empire stretches throughout North America and reaches as far away as Europe and Australia. His cartel has been heavily involved in the bloody drug war that has torn through parts of Mexico for the last several years.

Breaking News-Notorious Billionaire  Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Captured
Joaquín Guzmán Loera
Drug lord
Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera is a Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was initially formed. Wikipedia
Born: Badiraguato, Mexico
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Nationality: Mexican

Breaking News-Notorious Billionaire  Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Captured
The Drug Kingpin Is Worth Billions Of Dollars

Breaking News-Notorious Billionaire  Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Captured

Breaking News-Notorious Billionaire  Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Captured
Often compared to Al Capone, Guzman's success and infamy surpassed Colombia's Pablo Escobar, who was gunned down by police in 1993 after waging a decade-long reign of terror in the South American country, killing hundreds of police, judges, journalists and politicians.

Breaking News-Notorious Billionaire  Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Captured
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the reputed head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, was known to instruct associates to use deadly force north of the border to protect trafficking operations., and to keep his reign of terror and violence to the highest degree. Sparing no one who got in his way, thousands have been horribly murdered in his reign of drug trafficking terror.

Breaking News-Notorious Billionaire  Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Captured
Spouse: Emma Coronel Aispuro (m. 2007), Alejandrina María Salazar Hernández (m. 1977), Griselda López Pérez
Children: Édgar Guzmán López, Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar.


Although his capture may send out a psychological message to the drug kingpins and the cartels, the organizations are always ready with people to take over and run the empires, and create the next Notorious Drug Kingpin.

It should also be noted that he had been captured before and escaped from jail in 2001, which started his life on the run. Even with bounties on his head in the millions of dollars, he was still able to rise and spread his power without any significant problems.


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