I guess he is still alive and well, even though major news media claimed he was killed iin Guatemala two months back!
The Pacific cartel leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman , is the leading dealer of methamphetamines in Asia Pacific triangle-Mexico-United States controls 80 percent of the U.S. market and obtains annual revenues of approximately three billion dollars, according to a known analysis today stressed.
“This organization is a truly global company, as well as markets its products exhibit a high degree of diversification,” said researcher José Luis León in an analysis entitled “Trafficking in methamphetamine: Asia-Mexico-United States” which is part Atlas of Mexico’s Security and Defense 2012 that will be presented next week.
The author argues that markets covering the organization of “El Chapo” , the most wanted drug lord in Mexico, including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, where traffics in marijuana, cocaine, opiates and methamphetamine.
He said that although some Mexican circles were critical of the inclusion of “El Chapo” in the list of the richest in the world by Forbes magazine, the Rand Corporation estimates suggest that this drug dealer gets “income of at least three billion per year, comparable to Netflix or Facebook. “
The analyst points out that in the 90 methamphetamine trafficking cartel was in charge of the Amezcua brothers, which was dismantled in 2004, so the Sinaloa cartel or Pacific remained the main dealer of these synthetic drugs known as “crystal “,” glass “,” cocaine of the poor “,” yaba “,” ice “or” meth “.
“It is highly addictive substances and permanent side effects,” he adds.
According to the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency), the Sinaloa cartel in 2012 controlled 80 percent of the U.S. market after moving to small laboratories in the country.
The author claims that the cartel led by “El Chapo” imports huge quantities of precursor chemicals from China, India and Thailand, which reach the Pacific ports of Mexico or Guatemala, and processed in clandestine laboratories in the states of Michoacan, Jalisco , Sinaloa and Sonora, and then dispatched shipments to the U.S. border.
Stresses that this traffic is one of the most dynamic in the world, where land use traffic, commercial flights, fishing boats, catapults to exceed border walls, cars SUV to transport drugs in the desert, and temporary bridges armed with sandbags in the Rio Grande and Colorado, and mainly narco tunnels.