The Most Wanted Man in the World - El Chapo
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a drug king pin in Mexico, was named as Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1.
World's Most Powerful Drug Dealer Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Makes A Mockery Of U.S. Law Enforcement
Another example of Guzmán’s bravado took place in 2011. That year, he sent his wife, former Sinaloa beauty Queen Emma Coronel, to a hospital in Lancaster, California, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, to deliver the couple’s twin babies. U.S. law enforcement authorities kept an eye on Mrs. Guzmán, but they could not detain her for interrogation. Not only is she an American citizen, but there are no charges pending against her. After the delivery, Mrs. Guzmán went back to Mexico carrying Guzman’s two American citizen baby girls.
So far no action by the U.S. government against Guzmán, including targeting his multimillion dollar money laundering operation to squeeze his finances, has been successful. The $7 million reward offered for information leading to his arrest –$5 million by the U.S. government and another $2 million by Mexico- hasnot prevented him from continuing to live as a free man.
Since 2009, El Chapo has been included in Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful People list. This year he ranked 67th out of 72. Along with billionaire Carlos Slim and President Enrique Peña Nieto, El Chapo is one of only three Mexicans on this year’s Powerful People list.
American rappers rap about El Chapo.
Why does local/federal governments set up press conferences where they call him 'public enemy nr 1' and liken him to al capone, isnt that exactly what these kind of guys want? Shouldnt this sort of hunts be kept more under tabs so that they arent built up to be legends(and heroes in some peoples minds)?
Maybe so that when the inevitable happens, and he gets caught/killed, they can appear to have accomplished something in the otherwise epic failure that is known as the war on drugs?
Originally Posted by mrsekt
This sounds spot on.
Originally Posted by HKDan
Officials have been eager to capture the infamous "El Chapo," a.k.a. "Shorty," who replaced Osama bin Laden atop the world's most wanted fugitives list in 2011, and who has been on the lam since escaping a maximum security prison in Mexico in a laundry cart in 2001.
Guzman heads the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico's most powerful international drug-trafficking network, and has been in hiding since escaping from a Mexican prison in a laundry cart in 2001. He is one of the world's most wanted fugitives, as well as one of the richest. Forbes magazine has estimated his fortune at $1 billion.
Must be the richest crook ever!
Originally Posted by Costeño
Semen Mogilevich is suggested to be considerably upwards of this figure
Originally Posted by JJHH
Not sure about richest ever though, nor is all 'wealth' simply financial...
On top of that it depends whom one considers a 'crook' in this instance.... Any number of the worlds richest Men could be lumped into this pile (and a few of them with their own share of bodies behind them too I bet), but they are otherwise known as businessmen
Regardless much more than a couple shallow graves is already way too much for these idiots pictured above
I wonder why is he the world's most wanted? I think the leader of AQ should be on top as long as AQ is the most dangerous terrorist organization. This guy is only interested in money and power while terrorist organisations and their leaders seek only one goal, the death of all non-believers and the implementation of Sharia law all around the world.
Perhaps I don't understand how the Most Wanted list is being made but I assume the impact of their organizations on the world plays a major role on how high they are on the list and I'm sure AQ did a lot more harm than the drug trafficking, murders etc. of the Sinaloa Cartel.
I am intrigued how he manages to run such a tight ship with only money and fear. Most terrorist organizations have a strong ideology shared by all it's members that keeps it together but in a drug cartel 99% of it's members are only in it for the money yet a 5 mil. $ isn't enough to flush him out.
Potential Getaway Driver
Pablo Escobar, easily.
Originally Posted by JJHH
Probably hard to find someone that could give enough info to capture or kill him that wouldn't be scared the rest of their lives about revenge.
Originally Posted by BogdanM
"Operating from heavily guarded compounds in the Sierra Madre of northern Mexico, Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel supplies 80 percent of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine — with a street value of $3 billion — that floods the Chicago region each year, the DEA says."
As to how a man from a small mountain village in Mexico became the pusherman for America’s third-largest city, there are allegations that the Sinaloa cartel works with the U.S. government.
Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the Sinaloa cartel’s “logistics coordinator” and son of a principal Sinaloa leader, asserted in court documents that Guzman is a U.S. informant and Sinaloa was "given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago.
Niebla also alleged that Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals.
A Mexican foreign service officer made similar claims to the private security firm Stratfor, according to leaked emails. And a former Sinaloa member told a similar story about Sinaloa working with law enforcement to Aram Roston of Newsweek.
In any case, Guzman is on top of the drug world.
“They’re the pre-eminent organized crime group in the world today,” Nick Roti, head of anti-gang enforcement for the Chicago Police Department, told Bloomberg. “They have almost unlimited resources.”
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The handsome 38-year-old, nicknamed El Vicentillo (Pretty Boy Vicente), was a notorious drug capo. He was also the only son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada García, the No. 2 boss of Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel, the biggest supplier of illegal narcotics to the United States. For years, the younger Zambada had been on the run from the federales as well as from U.S. authorities. But that night in March 2009, he strolled into the hotel for an unlikely midnight tryst with—of all people—two agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Why Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Loves Selling Drugs in Chicago
Chicago is key to a business moving tons of drugs for billions of dollars. Here’s how the whole operation works.
The cartel’s scope is staggering. About half of the estimated $65 billion worth of illegal cocaine, heroin, and other narcotics that Americans buy each year enters the United States via Mexico, according to law enforcement experts (though the drugs often originate in South or Central America). More than half of that is believed to be supplied by Sinaloa. Drug enforcement experts estimate, conservatively, that the cartel’s annual revenues exceed $3 billion: more than those of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group.
In Chicago, the cartel has a near monopoly. “I’d say 70 to 80 percent of the narcotics here are controlled by Sinaloa and Chapo Guzmán,” says Jack Riley, director of the DEA’s Chicago office. “Virtually all of our major investigations at some point lead back to other investigations tied to Sinaloa.”
In August 2009, five months after Zambada’s capture, a federal grand jury in Chicago indicted him and 45 others tied to a Sinaloa-led drug ring in the city. Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney at the time, called the indictments “the most significant drug importation conspiracies ever charged in Chicago,” claiming that the cartel imported and distributed nearly $6 billion worth of illegal narcotics mostly to the Chicago area between 1990 and 2008.
The announcement was a big one, to be sure: Zambada would be the highest-ranking cartel leader ever to be prosecuted in the United States. But a major turning point in the war on drugs? Not exactly. More than four years later, Zambada—who currently resides in a federal prison in Milan, Michigan—still has not been tried, in part because of endless wrangling by prosecutors and defense attorneys on the size and scope of the pretrial legal discovery. At presstime, a status hearing was scheduled for September 25.
Whenever Zambada does get to the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, all eyes in the narco world will be watching. In court filings, Zambada has already made the explosive claim that he was working as a secret informant for the DEA. In exchange for information on rival drug lords, he says, U.S. authorities offered him immunity from prosecution and turned a blind eye toward the Sinaloa cartel’s illegal activities. (Prosecutors deny these allegations.)
Whether or not Zambada’s statements prove true, the trial should provide a rare and enlightening window into the inner workings of the Sinaloa cartel’s massive drug distribution operations in the United States and its deep roots in Chicago. And if anything, experts say, those operations have only increased in the past four years. (Chicago constructed this story from thousands of pages of federal court records, police reports, and court testimony from related cases, as well as from official government reports and dozens of interviews with federal and local law enforcement officials and attorneys for some of the defendants; through a spokesman, prosecutors in the Zambada case declined comment.)
Sure, Zambada’s capture—and the dismantling of one of the Sinaloa cartel’s large Chicago-based drug distribution operations, run by the Flores twins—may have hurt business for a time. But the cartel’s two leaders, Guzmán and the elder Zambada, are still at large. And the illegal narcotics trade is remarkably resilient.
Indeed, today the Sinaloa cartel and its rivals are selling record amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in Chicago, according to drug seizure data and law enforcement officials (see “Sizing Up the Big Four,” below). In May, the regenerative powers of the cartel led Chicago’s police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, to call America’s war on drugs a “wholesale failure.”
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