El Chapo Guzman

When El Chapo was growing up, his life was surrounded by the trade of drugs. A
number of school children were being taught that their region was exporting meat
and fish, but suddenly, the lives that they once lived were changed into the ...

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN: 9781518816215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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When talking about law offenders, terrorist, syndicates, and drug lords, numerous names or groups might come to mind. In Mexico one name resonates clearly, and that is Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera. Guzman is a Mexican drug kingpin who leads the criminal organization Sinaloa Cartel, named for to the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa. Juaquin Guzman is also popular with the codename "El Chapo Guzman" or "The Shorty Guzman" because of his stature of 5 ft. 6 in (1.68 m). In 2003, he earned his reputation of being the top Mexican drug lord after the arrest of Osiel Cardenas of the Gulf Cartel, rival of Guzman and considered as the world's most influential drug barons by the United States Department of the Treasury. El Chapo Guzman was the second most powerful individual in Mexico next to Carlos Slim. Guzman was considered the 10th wealthiest man in Mexico in 2011 and held the 1,140th position throughout the globe, having a net worth of about US$1 billion. US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) believes that he has already surpassed the power and influence of Pablo Escobar, who is considered the godfather of the drug world. The Chicago Crime Commission called Guzman Public Enemy Number One in 2013 for the impact of his criminal link in Chicago, although there was no proof that Guzman went in that city. Al Capone was last person to obtain such notoriety in 1930. Guzman was seized in Guatemala in 1993, extradited, and punished with 20 years imprisonment in Mexico for assassination and drug trading. He was able to break free from a federal maximum-security prison in 2001 after inducing the prison guards. Because of this, he became wanted by the United States, the government of Mexico, and by INTERPOL. There was a US$5 million prize granted by the US for any information towards to his capture. On the other hand, the Mexican government provided a 60 million pesos reward, or about US$3.8 million, for details on the whereabouts of Guzman. On February 22, 2014, El Chapo Guzman was arrested in Mexico by the Mexican authorities. He was located inside a fourth-floor room at 608 Avenida del Mar beachfront Miramar condominium Mazatlan, Sinaloa and was seized without a gunshot fired. On July 11, 2015 Guzman was able to break out of prison once again. In this eBook, the escape of El Chapo will be highlighted, along with his biographical information.

El Chapo World s Notorious Drug Lord Recaptured by Mexican Authorities

El Chapo, or El Chapo Guzman, first became the top drug kingpin in Mexico in
the year 2003 right after the arrest of his own rival named Osiel Cardenas of the
Gulf Cartel. Starting from the year 2009 up to the year 2011, Forbes magazine ...

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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El Chapo Guzman’s capture arouses the curiosity of people all throughout the world. Most people probably share the same thought in mind about the way the Mexican authorities recaptured El Chapo. Upon reading this eBook, you can be certain that all your questions will be answered. So, just continue reading each and every page. You can guarantee that this eBook will help you know not only about the drug cartel led by El Chapo but also the effective measures taken by the government and authorities to recapture the world’s most notorious drug lord.

The Legend of El Chapo Guzman

In year 1993, El Chapo Guzman was arrested by the Guatemalan authorities and
extradited him to the country of Mexico where he was sentenced and convicted to
a maximum-security prison for twenty years. However, even behind the bars, ...

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN: 9781523604920

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Joaquin Guzman Loera, a Mexican drug lord, is also known as El Chapo, which means shorty because of his height. He is also the head of Sinaloa cartel, which is the most powerful drug-trafficking organization across the globe.El Chapo Guzman was born in Badiraguato, Mexico and entered the industry of drug trading during his teenage years. He established Sinaloa cartel in year 1989 and as time went by, it became an immensely profitable worldwide drug-trafficking operation. Renowned for his powerful influence and violent actions, El Chapo Guzman has escaped maximum security prisons several times.

The Latest Capture of El Chapo Guzman

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, has been
captured once again after his attempt to escape from a highly-secured prison in
Mexico just recently this year. Covered in filth and stripped to his undershirt, the
world's ...

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN: 9781530619023

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The story of the Mexican and notorious drug lord, El Chapo, has acquired all the elements of the Hollywood drama. Starting from the humble start to the massive wealth, high security prison escapes, business genius blended with cold-blooded and violent cruelty, a gun battle, which killed some of his body guards, culminating in a long months of man hunts, a frantic attempt to escape into the sewer, and a carjacking as well as the arrest of some Mexican marines, El Chapo has done quite a lot.In this document, let's take a closer look on how El Chapo was Finally Captured Again. This resource also discusses his narrowest escapes.

Desire for Film Fame Led to El Chapo s Downfall

Despite the high level of security in the prison, El Chapo was still able to escape
the third time from the prison. One of the Mexican soldiers or police officer said in
an interview that although there were a number of soldiers controlling the ...

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

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Having the desire to achieve and stay positive provides people with the atmosphere they need to make it all possible. Times of difficulties tend to produce a sense of defeat if we kept thinking about what had just occurred rather than looking at it as a way to improve. It comes from not reflecting on the negative aspects of what had occurred, but reflecting on the positive aspects that may occur as a result. Hard times in life will inevitably happen to all of us, but when you look at the situations that cause you to fall, you will learn something in life. One of the stories of falling is the story of the Kingpin, Joaquin Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzman Loera. His desire for film fame led to his downfall. His story is different from any story in life, and his downfall is different as well. His downfall was a good thing for many people in Mexico, along with other countries. This drug lord attempted severally to escape but never did become truly successful. Let us take a closer look at why and how.

El Chapo Guzman His Life of Crime

In this book, we will take a look at this Mexican drug kingpin, his early life, how he entered the business of drug trafficking, how he expanded his business, and how he increased his control over the Mexican drug cartels.

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

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The Mexican drug lord of the Sinaloa Cartel, El Chapo Guzman, was ranked as one of the 100 most powerful people in the world for three years continuously by Forbes magazine. In 2009 he was 41st, in 2010 he was ranked 60th, and again in 2011 he was at the 55th position. In this book, we will take a look at this Mexican drug kingpin, his early life, how he entered the business of drug trafficking, how he expanded his business, and how he increased his control over the Mexican drug cartels. Of course, who can forget about his arrests and the many number of escapes he made from the authorities?

The Last Narco

The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo’s legendary rise from a poor farming family to the “capo” of the world’s largest drug empire. “The Last Narco gracefully captures the heroic struggle of those ...

Author: Malcolm Beith

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802196224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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“Malcolm Beith risked life and limb to tell the inside story of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera, Mexico’s notorious drug capo.” —George W. Grayson, author of Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State? The dense hills of Sinaloa, Mexico, were home to the most powerful drug lord since Pablo Escobar: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Guzman was among the world’s ten most wanted men and also appeared on Forbes magazine’s 2009 billionaire list. With his massive wealth, his army of professional killers, and a network of informants that reached into the highest levels of government, catching Guzman was once considered impossible Newly isolated by infighting amongst the cartels, and with Mexican and DEA authorities closing in, El Chapo was vulnerable as never before. Newsweek correspondent Malcolm Beith had spent years reporting on the drug wars and followed the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzman’s cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo’s legendary rise from a poor farming family to the “capo” of the world’s largest drug empire. “The Last Narco gracefully captures the heroic struggle of those who dare to stand up to the cartels, and the ways those cartels have tragically corrupted every aspect of Mexican law enforcement.” —Laura Bickford, producer, Traffic

Hunting El Chapo

This cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Hogan and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the reader behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the ...

Author: Andrew Hogan

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062663100

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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Every generation has a larger-than-life criminal: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. But each of these notorious lawbreakers had a "white hat" in pursuit: Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Eliot Ness, Steve Murphy. For notorious drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera—El Chapo—that lawman is former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Andrew Hogan. In 2006, fresh out of the D.E.A. Academy, Hogan heads west to Arizona where he immediately plunges into a series of gripping undercover adventures, all unknowingly placing him on the trail of Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a Forbes billionaire and Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States. Six years later, as head of the D.E.A.’s Sinaloa Cartel desk in Mexico City, Hogan finds his life and Chapo’s are ironically, on parallel paths: they’re both obsessed with the details. In a recasting of the classic American Western on the global stage, Hunting El Chapo takes us on Hogan’s quest to achieve the seemingly impossible, from infiltrating El Chapo’s inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of trusted Mexican Marines—racing door-to-door through the cartel’s stronghold and ultimately bringing the elusive and murderous king-pin to justice. This cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Hogan and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the reader behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.

Cartel The Coming Invasion of Mexico s Drug Wars

In 2001, El Chapo escaped from that “maximum-security Mexican prison” (which
many would say is a contradiction in terms). The official story from the Mexican
government was that he befriended a prison maintenance worker named Javier ...

Author: Sylvia Longmire

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230340558

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.

Drug War Zone

Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez Howard Campbell.
Introduction. On July 2, 2007, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a drug lord and the
most wanted man in Mexico, reportedly married a woman from La Angostura, ...

Author: Howard Campbell

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782792

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Thousands of people die in drug-related violence every year in Mexico. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, adjacent to El Paso, Texas, has become the most violent city in the Mexican drug war. Much of the cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine consumed in the United States is imported across the Mexican border, making El Paso/Juárez one of the major drug-trafficking venues in the world. In this anthropological study of drug trafficking and anti-drug law enforcement efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border, Howard Campbell uses an ethnographic perspective to chronicle the recent Mexican drug war, focusing especially on people and events in the El Paso/Juárez area. It is the first social science study of the violent drug war that is tearing Mexico apart. Based on deep access to the drug-smuggling world, this study presents the drug war through the eyes and lives of direct participants. Half of the book consists of oral histories from drug traffickers, and the other half from law enforcement officials. There is much journalistic coverage of the drug war, but very seldom are the lived experiences of traffickers and "narcs" presented in such vivid detail. In addition to providing an up-close, personal view of the drug-trafficking world, Campbell explains and analyzes the functioning of drug cartels, the corruption that facilitates drug trafficking, the strategies of smugglers and anti-narcotics officials, and the perilous culture of drug trafficking that Campbell refers to as the "Drug War Zone."

The Interior Circuit

On February 22, 2014, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, El Chapo, was taken prisoner—
without violence, without a single gunshot being fired—in a Mazatlán, Sinaloa,
resort hotel in an operation mounted by Mexican navy commandos in
cooperation ...

Author: Francisco Goldman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781611859713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The Interior Circuit is Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico. This is the chronicle of an awakening, both personal and political, 'interior' and 'exterior', to the meaning and responsibilities of home. Mexico's narcotics war rages on and, with the restoration of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (the PRI) to power in the 2012 elections, the DF's special apartness seems threatened. In the summer of 2013, when Mexican organized-crime violence and deaths erupt in the city in an unprecedented way, Goldman sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the city now faces. By turns exuberant, poetic, reportorial, philosophic, and urgent, The Interior Circuit fuses a personal journey to an account of one of the world's most remarkable and often misunderstood cities.

A New Dynamic in the Western Hemisphere Security Environment

The American reporter was hoping to meet El Chapo and interview him. Through
professional connections, he was introduced to “Julio,” an opium (poppy) farmer,
who considered himself a good friend of El Chapo. He has partied many times ...

Author: Max G. Manwaring

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute

ISBN: 9781584874072

Category: Gangs

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The author discusses how a new and dangerous dynamic, a private military organization called the Zetas, has been inserted into the already crowded Mexican and Western Hemisphere security arena. The Zetas were originally organized and staffed by former members (deserters) from the Mexican Army's veteran elite Airborne Special Forces Group (GAFES). The author contends that the Zetas are better trained, equipped, motivated, and experienced in irregular warfare than the Mexican police and army. This monograph intends to promote a relevant response to the problem of the "guerrillas next door" to the United States.

El Jefe

He was finally captured by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. Here is that entire epic story—from El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse.

Author: Alan Feuer

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250254528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The definitive account of the rise and fall of the ultimate narco, "El Chapo," from the New York Times reporter whose coverage of his trial went viral Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is the most legendary of Mexican narcos. As leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounter with Sean Penn—all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. He was finally captured by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. Here is that entire epic story—from El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse. Longtime New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's coverage of his trial was some of the most riveting journalism of recent years. Feuer’s mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes—what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class, money, Mexico, and the United States—will ensure that El Jefe is the one book to read about “El Chapo.”

Cartel Wives

He was behind the April 2005 kidnapping of Peter Flores and the December
2005 kidnapping of Margarito Flores, Sr. After betraying El Chapo and not settling
his debts with him, he was kidnapped and executed by the drug lord's sicarios.

Author: Mia Flores

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925576801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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To their neighbours, Olivia and Mia Flores are typical single mums, their days filled with packing their children's lunches, driving them to soccer and attending PTA meetings. But Olivia and Mia are anything but ordinary. They live in fear, hiding behind assumed identities to escape a past life. Raised in Chicago in loving, law-abiding families, both women had fathers who were police officers. Yet they fell in love with identical twin brothers, Pedro and Margarito Flores, men who were to become two of America's biggest drug traffickers, and an integral part of El Chapo's Sinaloa Cartel. They lived wildly luxurious lives even as they tried to forget their guilt and survive the ever-present threats of betrayal, kidnapping, death or imprisonment that form a constant backdrop to cartel life. As the stakes of their business grew ever higher and bloodier, and the consequences of their actions became more unendurable, the two families finally made a desperate choice: to turn their backs on their criminal life and become the most important drug informants in US history. Now, from behind the cloak of witness protection, Olivia and Mia have come forward for the first time to tell the full story of their family's decision to risk everything-and seek redemption. Cartel Wives is a love story, an insiders' look into the terrifying but high-flying modern-day drug empire and, finally, the story of a major federal government operation to bring down one of the most feared men in the world.

Pills Powder and Smoke

During the trial of El Chapo in 2018 and 2019 in a New York courtroom, there
were explosive allegations about the drug war that revealed its real agenda (and
lack of accountability). Colombian drug lord Alex Cifuentes Villa, who worked
with ...

Author: Antony Loewenstein

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9781925693768

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won’t go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. And now the Trump administration is unleashing diplomatic and military forces against any softening of the conflict. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, Loewenstein uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it’s so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it. In reporting on the frontlines across the globe — from the streets of London’s King’s Cross to the killing fields of Central America to major cocaine transit routes in West Africa — Loewenstein reveals how the war on drugs has become the most deadly war in modern times. Designed and inspired by Washington, its agenda has nothing to do with ending drug use or addiction, but is all about controlling markets, territories, and people. Instead, Loewenstein argues, the legalisation and regulation of all drugs would be a much more realistic and humane approach. The evidence presented in this book will persuade many readers that he’s right.

Hunting El Chapo

The incredible, untold story of the American agent who captured El Chapo, the world's most-wanted drug-lord.

Author: Douglas Century

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008245843

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The incredible, untold story of the American agent who captured El Chapo, the world's most-wanted drug-lord. Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid, Al Capone, Ronnie Biggs, Pablo Escobar. But for every one of these criminals, there's a Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett or Slipper of the Yard. For Joaqu�n Archivaldo Guzm�n-Loera a.k.a. 'El Chapo' - the 21st century's most notorious criminal - that man is D.E.A. Special Agent Cole Merrell. This is the incredible story of Merrell's seven-year-long chase to capture El Chapo, a multibillionaire drug-lord and escape-artist posing as a Mexican Robin Hood, who in reality was a brutal sociopath responsible for the murders of thousands. His greedy campaign to take over his rivals' territories resulted in an unprecedented war with a body count of over 100,000. We follow Merrell on his quest to achieve the seemingly impossible: to cross the border into Mexico and arrest El Chapo, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a billionaire and Public Enemy No. 1, who had been evading capture for more than a decade and had earned a reputation for being utterly untouchable. This intimate thriller tells how Merrell single-mindedly and methodically climbed the ladder within the hierarchy of the Sinaloa Cartel - the world's wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking organization - by creating one of the most sophisticated undercover operations in the history of the D.E.A. From infiltrating Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of Mexican Marines, Merrell left no stone unturned in his hunt for the world's most powerful drug kingpin.

Mexico s Revolution Then and Now

The boss of the Sinaloa cartel is “El Chapo” (“Shorty”) Guzman, a smooth-talking
capo who walked out of a high-security prison in 2001 after bribing the guards. It
cost El Chapo a bundle of bills but he has them: Forbes magazine ranks him as ...

Author: James D. Cockcroft

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583673645

Category: History

Page: 160

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Written to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the first predominantly anti-capitalist revolution in the world, Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now is the perfect introductory text and one that will also sharpen the understanding of seasoned observers. Cockcroft provides readers with the historical context within which the revolution occurred; explains how the revolutionary process has played out over the past ten decades; tells us how the ideals of the revolution live on in the minds of Mexico’s peasants and workers; and critically examines the contours of modern Mexican society, including its ethnic and gender dimensions. Well-deserved attention is paid to the tensions between the rulers and the ruled inside the country and the connected tensions between the Mexican nation and the neighboring giant to the north. Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now also explores the possibility of Mexico’s revolutionary history finally bearing the fruit long hoped for by the country’s disenfranchised—a prospect kept alive by the unyieldingstruggle of the last one hundred years. This is the definitive introduction to one of the most important events of the twentieth century.

Mexican Authorities to Hold El Chapo With No Way of Escape

There is no doubt about the popularity of El Chapo almost all over the world.

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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There is no doubt about the popularity of El Chapo almost all over the world. El Chapo, whose full name is Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, is the very famous Mexican drug lord that was considered the head of the Sinaloa Cartel - a criminal organization whose name was inspired by the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was formed. He was popularly known as El Chapo Guzman and was a top drug kingpin in Mexico in 2003 and considered the most powerful drug trafficker all over the world. For him, this popularity is indeed great. Being on top always matters, even with this kind of business in the industry. El Chapo was involved in a number of criminal activities and other wrong doings. He was also captured by the authorities, but El Chapo was able to escape and continue doing his business. For the third and hopefully the last time, he was captured by the Mexican authorities. But how will these authorities hold this drug lord without him escaping? It is indeed important that Mexican authorities devise a good way to hold this man in prison without giving any chance escape. However, it still the responsibilities of these authorities to decide how they are going to hold El Chapo for the third time after arresting him.

Hunting El Chapo

This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world's most-wanted drug-lord.

Author: Cole Merrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0008245851

Category: Drug traffic

Page: 352

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This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world's most-wanted drug-lord. Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid, Al Capone, Ronnie Biggs, Pablo Escobar. But for every one of these criminals, there's a Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett or Slipper of the Yard. For Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera a.k.a. 'El Chapo' - the 21st century's most notorious criminal - that man is D.E.A. Special Agent Andrew Hogan. This is the incredible story of Hogan's seven-year-long chase to capture El Chapo, a multibillionaire drug-lord and escape-artist posing as a Mexican Robin Hood, who in reality was a brutal sociopath responsible for the murders of thousands. His greedy campaign to take over his rivals' territories resulted in an unprecedented war with a body count of over 100,000. We follow Hogan on his quest to achieve the seemingly impossible: to cross the border into Mexico and arrest El Chapo, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a billionaire and Public Enemy No. 1, who had been evading capture for more than a decade and had earned a reputation for being utterly untouchable. This intimate thriller tells how Hogan single-mindedly and methodically climbed the ladder within the hierarchy of the Sinaloa Cartel - the world's wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking organization - by creating one of the most sophisticated undercover operations in the history of the D.E.A. From infiltrating Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of Mexican Marines, Hogan left no stone unturned in his hunt for the world's most powerful drug kingpin.

Drug Warrior

Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic.

Author: Jack Riley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781602865846

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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DEA Agent Jack Riley, "[Chicago's] most famous federal agent since the days of The Untouchables" (-Rolling Stone) tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago cop known for using his fists, was born to be a drug warrior. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, who farmed marijuana and opium poppies as a teenager in Mexico, was born to be a drug lord. Their worlds collided when Riley, a career special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was promoted to lead the fight against Chapo on the border at El Paso. Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic. Jack Riley started his career as an undercover street agent in Chicago busting small-time dealers. By the time he worked his way up to second in command of the DEA-a post few field agents ever reach-he had overseen every major mission to capture foreign drug kingpins since the 1990s, and had witnessed first-hand how El Chapo changed the game. As brilliant as he was lethal, Chapo not only decimated his competition, he foresaw Americans' dependence on opioids and heroin, and manipulated supply to increase demand. Riley's story culminates as he and the DEA win their greatest victory-the capture and extradition of his long-time nemesis-and Chapo faces his darkest fear: U.S. justice. A riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA, Drug Warrior is a critical examination of how America's opioid crisis came to be, and the extraordinary people fighting it.