By The Prophet of Life
Reputed Drug Lord Joaquin Guzman “El Chapo” Loera was captured after a brief gun battle with Mexican Marines in the town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. He had been on the run since he escaped a Maximum Security Mexican Prison in July 2015.
In the 1980’s Guzman co-founded the Sinaloa Cartel and orchestrated a deal with Columbian Drug Lords which made him the dominant player for drugs in the world. He was even on the Forbes Magazine list of Billionaires. He is believed to be responsible for one fourth of all the drugs entering the U.S. In the early 90’s he began a war with the Tijuana Cartel and blood ran in the streets of Tijuana for four years. His association with the brutal shooting of a Cardinal at the Guadalajara airport put him on the top of Mexico’s most wanted list.
As a result of a relentless manhunt within Mexico, Guzman ran away to Guatemala but was captured and returned to Mexico. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He escaped from the prison a few years into his sentence. For the next 13 years he remained in hiding continuing to run his lucrative drug operation.
In early 2014 Mexican Authorities got a tip that he was staying at the house of one of his ex-wives. They converged upon it but Guzman escaped into a labyrinth of tunnels beneath the house. He was captured a few days later in Mazatlán. He was again, tried, convicted and sentenced to prison. In July 2015, he escaped from the Maximum Security Prison through a tunnel that was dug to his cell from a small house a quarter of a mile from the prison.
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