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In search for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán


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Mexican Marines are nipping at the heels of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s – or at least that’s what the minister overseeing the Marines believes.

Since Oct. 6, thousands of soldiers have been sent to the area known as Mexico’s “Golden Triangle,” the remote, mountainous region where the states of Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa converge.

Most of them parachuted in.

The operation was reportedly triggered by information provided to Mexican authorities by U.S. drug agents who were monitoring cell phone activity.

Around 200 people from the region, presumably scared of getting caught in the crossfire between the Marines and the Sinaloa Cartel’s sicarios, have fled to the town of Cosalá.

“The Marines told us that they want to capture the Lord,” they told reporters, and mentioned talking about soldiers attacking civilians.

“People are frightened,” Cosalá’s representative in the state legislature, Lucero Sánchez López, told TV reporters, adding that at least eight people were missing.

The most interesting fact about Sánchez  is that she has been identified by the Mexican press and the Attorney General’s office, as Chapo’s newest lover and the mother of his youngest child, an allegation she has consistently denied.

For its part, SEMAR says there haven’t been any civilian attacks, but it doesn’t deny that the Marines are carrying out an operation in that sector of Sinaloa and across the state line in Durango – a state that’s governed by Ricardo Ochoa, whose sister, Emma Coronel, happens to be Chapo’s current wife.

The presumed romantic relationship between the 57-year-old Guzmán – the world’s most wanted drug kingpin – and a 26-year-old, thick-lipped and light-haired member of the National Action Party (PAN) – has spread ever since June, when it was first reported that she visited Chapo in Altiplano prison, some 55 miles from Mexico City, in May when she was pregnant.

At the time, authorities at the prison lodged a complaint with PGR saying that Chapo received a visit from a woman who used a fake ID who was not his wife. For her part, Sánchez says that the woman photographed with the drug lord isn’t her.

The newspaper Excélsior, suggested that Sánchez first met Chapo in 2013, at a party in the Golden Triangle that both attended. A few months later, her former husband and the father of her two sons, Rubén Chavez, 27, was shot to death.

A few days after Chapo’s second escape from a Mexican high-security prison in July, the Attorney General’s office (PGR in its Spanish acronym) leaked to the media a statement by one of Guzmán Loera’s attorneys confirming that Sánchez  visited his client to discuss details of where and how their child would be raised.

A veteran columnist from El Universal newspaper, Ricardo Alemán, wrote, “Very little is known for a fact about Chapo’s children … What we do know is that Chapo’s youngest kid is the son of Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, presently a deputy in the Sinaloa Congress from the 16th district of Cosalá.”

He added, “It is also known that Mrs. Sánchez became deputy in the state congress by virtue of Chapo’s influence in Cosalá.”

Sánchez continues to deny having a relationship with Chapo. At a session of the Sinaloa Congress in July, she said the topic was “ridiculous” and condemned  the PGR’s “coarse leaks” and said she intended to “file a claim with the [Mexican] Human Rights Commission for defamation and moral injury to me, my children and the rest of my family.”

It isn’t known whether she has filed any claim or if she has been called into the PGR for questioning. Chapo’s wife, with whom the kingpin has twin daughters, has not made any public statement on the matter.

PAN leaders have stated that Sánchez will be removed from her post if it proves that she did, in fact, visit Chapo at Altiplano.

Whether or not Sánchez is involved with Chapo, few people doubt that he’s in the Golden Triangle. What’s less clear is that Mexico’s forces will be able to catch him a third time.

“There’s hardly any other place where he could feel more secure than the Golden Triangle, where he has not only friends but family and social protection,” analyst José Reveles, author of the Spanish-language book, “El Chapo: Surrender and Treason,” told Fox News Latino.

Gardenia Mendoza is a freelance reporter in Mexico City.

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Posted by on 10/17/2015 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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EL Chapo back in the news

Sprint Antiballistic Missile

Sprint Antiballistic Missile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Members of “El Chapo” Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel tried to buy high-powered weaponry, including surface-to-air missiles and anti-tank weapons, according to US government reports, suggesting that the powerful drug trafficking syndicate is seeking to make a quantum leap in its military capacity.

According to the US Justice Department, the Sinaloa Cartel, the Zetas and the Familia Michoacana all established arms trafficking networks that allowed them to import high caliber assault weapons and military equipment from the United States, reported Mexico’s El Universal.

In three of the 25 cases detailed, which span from 2007 to 2012, undercover agents with the US Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco (ATF) bureau managed to prevent Sinaloa Cartel operatives from obtaining weapons including Stinger surface-to-air missiles and various anti-tank weapons.

Over the time period, US security forces broke up several arms trafficking cells, arresting a number of men on both sides of the border. Among the US arrests were ex-military personnel. The various trafficking cells operated out of Texas, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico and California.

One of the reasons El Chapo has managed to evade capture for so long is thanks to his small army of private security, which in 2009 consisted of 300 personal bodyguards, according to a US diplomatic cable obtained by Wikileaks.

With El Chapo believed to favor isolated hideouts, the type of high-powered weaponry mentioned in the reports would help repel security forces raids before they even came within touching distance of the infamous drug lord, while surface to air missiles would offer protection against raids carried out with helicopters.

The reports also highlight what is a broader and ongoing issue — the trafficking of arms from the United States to Mexico. The price and accessibility of arms in the United States makes it an ideal source country, not only for Mexico, but also for other crime-plagued Latin American countries, including Colombia, where there have been numerous cases showing how US-purchased weapons end up in the hands of Colombian gangs and drug trafficking organizations.

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Posted by on 08/12/2013 in Mexican Drug Cartels


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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is the main trafficker of methamphetamine in the Asia Pacific triangle

I guess he is still alive and well, even though major news media claimed he was killed iin Guatemala two months back!

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is the main trafficker of methamphetamine in the Asia Pacific triangle-MexicoUnited States controls 80 percent of the U.S. market

Does he look worried about not being on Forbes list of the richest men?

Does he look worried about not being on Forbes list of the richest men?

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.

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Posted by on 03/30/2013 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera “Public Enemy Number One”

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera “Public Enemy Number One”
Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science an...

Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science and Society Picture Gallery: Al Capone (1899-1947), American gangster, 17 June 1931. ‘Al Capone sent to prison. This picture shows the Bertillon photographs of Capone made by the US Dept of Justice. His rogue’s gallery number is C 28169’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CHICAGO, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, was billed as the new “public enemy number one” in Chicago, heading the Crime Commission that city created to refer to mobster Al Capone in the decade of the 30s. “Guzman is for narcotics was what Al Capone for beer and whiskey,” he said at a press conference the commission’s vice president, Al Bilek, adding that “compared with ‘El Chapo’, Al Capone look like a fan.” Bilek, with the director in Chicago the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, in English), Jack Riley Davis, said the announcement as an “extraordinary event” not recorded since 1930. The nongovernmental organization keeps track of crime trends in the city and has already qualified to others as public enemies, but Capone was the only one who had been declared the number one until now.

Davis said Guzman Loera is the main supplier of drugs sold in Chicago or distributed from this city to the rest of America. “his agents work in the Chicago area, the third most populous city in the U.S. , importing vast quantities of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine to sell from here across the region, in-turn collecting tens of millions of dollars being smuggled into Mexico.

Meanwhile, Riley, noted that Chicago has been identified as the drug distribution center of the Sinaloa cartel, which has 100,000 members among gang members believed to exist in the city and suburbs. “Although Chicago is two thousand 400 kilometers from Mexico, the cartel is so embedded in the city that police authorities and local and federal agencies are required to act as if they were on the border.

According to the director of the DEA in Chicago, the police of this city have faced organized crime groups since early 1930, and the most notorious was the Italian Mafia. “But they were more ruthless Capone and the Mafia, Mexican traffickers as the Sinaloa cartel are unparalleled … today if we faced traditional organized crime in Chicago against Guzman and his cartel would not be a fight.

In my opinion, “El Chapo” is the new Al Capone in Chicago. ” According to Riley, Guzman Loera’s ability to “corrupt and punish” their opponents, makes him “more powerful than Italian Mafia organized crime ” . He added that if “El Chapo” was arrested in Mexico he could be extradited to Chicago and processed by a federal judge along with other members of the drug gang.

One is Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of “El Mayo” Zambada, who is awaiting trial since his extradition in March 2010 for allegedly working as a logistics coordinator for the cartel’s operations in Chicago.

With information from EFE / NTX PROFILE “Face cut ” although Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brookyln, New York on January 17, 1899, his parents are natives of Italy. Capone began his criminal career from youth, belonging to the most dangerous gangs of the era, such as “Five Points Gang.”

In the late ’20s and Al Capone topped the list of the FBI’s most wanted because of their “business” of selling alcohol, illegal gambling and prostitution. was known as “Scarface” by an incident at the nightclub Yale’s, where he became drunk and insulted one of the employees, the brother of the girl came to his defense and pulled a knife, cutting his face three times.

Capone led the Mafia in Chicago from 1925 after eliminating all rivals. The most famous crime attributed to him is the “Valentine’s Massacre” occurred on February 14, 1929, when the band ended with Morgan Bug gangster. Capone was arrested in 1931 and sentenced to 11 years in prison in October. He was released in 1939, and died of pneumonia on January 21, 1947.

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Posted by on 02/18/2013 in Crime!


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alleged nephew of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Colombia

The security agencies of the Government of Colombia are on alert after detecting the presence of several Mexican citizens, including an alleged nephew of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Nephew of El Chapo located in Colombia
Nephew of El Chapo located in Colombia

According to information released by the electronic portal of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, Mexicans have been detected in areas of influence of local criminal groups known as Rastrojos and Urabeños, making the Colombian authorities suspect a potential alliance between that organization ‘El Chapo’ Guzman with South American drug traffickers for trafficking of synthetic drugs.

According to the memo, the alleged nephew of ‘El Chapo’, was not mentioned by name, but reportedly met at an apartment in northern Bogota to coordinate with heads of Rastrojos starting the business of the transfer of synthetic drugs.

In that place, it was noted, that a video was made, and is being reviewed by the authorities. In addition, several members of the band, including a guy nicknamed ‘Pinki’ were captured.

The intention of the Sinaloa Cartel is to have a presence in strategic areas of shipping and cargoes of cocaine output, according to information released at the time.

Colombian security agencies are to follow up on the evidence left by the Mexicans in areas such as Buenaventura, Cali, Urabá, Medellin and Bogota.

The Ombudsman has also received reports in which he speaks about the presence of Mexicans in Buenaventura, who would be checking out of cocaine.

“These people have no legal documents, therefore we believe that fly in and out by plane,” he told an investigator Weather case. Information held by security agencies Colombia, indicates that the meetings between the nephew of ‘Chapo’ Guzman and the heirs of the Rastrojos and Urabeños, dating back months.

For the Rastrojos, the contact would be a cousin of Diego Perez Henao, ‘Diego Stubble’. This family has already been identified, but has no warrants, and within the band is known as ‘Chicken Bobo’, says the note. “He is the person who assumed the military command and drug trafficking by members of the organization who were in the wing of Diego Stubble “refers the researcher.

Urabeños, is the link for Héctor Urdinola, ‘Chico’ or ‘Zarco’, who inherited the band Males and allied with the Urabeños to displace Rastrojos. That fight for routes and territory has generated hundreds of deaths, especially in the Valle del Cauca.

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Posted by on 01/06/2013 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Correction; Felix Beltran Leon is not the son of El Chapo Guzman drug lord

The error in identifying the young man captured yesterday  by Semar is attributed to the confusion of the sources

WASHINGTON, USA – Sources confirmed that the man arrested by the Navy of Mexico is not the son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

This is not the son of El Chapo Guzman Drug Lord!

They noted, however, Felix Beltran Leon is the leader of a cell under the command of the son of “El Chapo” in Jalisco.

According to these sources, who asked to remain anonymous, the error in identification is attributable to the confusion of the sources were misinformed about the parentage of Felix Beltran.

Confirmation of misunderstanding occurred after several hours of consultations in which various partners of the organization confirmed that he was the son of Joaquin Guzman.


Elodia Leon Vega says that the real name is Felix Beltran captured yesterday

The youths arrested yesterday are half-brothers with each other, by their father, says the woman

After nearly three hours of waiting, arrived at a cafe in the city who was identified as the mother of one of the two youths arrested by the Navy last Thursday in Zapopan, Jalisco.

This is Mrs. Elodia Leon Vega, who claimed to be mother of Felix Beltran Leon, age 23, who was arrested and charged the Navy with the name of Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, alleged son of the top leader of the cartel Pacific, Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo””.

However, Leon Vega says it is her son and his father’s name is Ilario Beltran, all from Canelas, Durango. explained that they moved to Culiacan Sinaloa, but two years ago Beltran Leon lives in Zapopan, near his wife and daughter. Along with the lady, also became the youngest lawyer noted, the degree in law Veronica Guerrero, who said he represented the firm Guerrero and associates.

As both presented physical evidence with photographs of the detainees (Felix Beltran Leon Kevin Daniel Beltran Rios), since they are half brothers by their father, also claim to have birth certificates, marriage and birth of the daughter of Leon Beltran.

After the press conference, both women said they would head to a district court in Great Bridge to process an arrest under favor of the prisoners.


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Posted by on 06/23/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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El Chapo Guzman “Cocaine Incorporated” vrs. Facebook!

El Chapo Guzman “Cocaine Incorporated” vrs. Facebook!

The report, Cocaine Incorporated, portrays how the world’s most powerful drug trafficker allegedly driving his empire

The Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman”” and his business in the world of drugs is the cover story of The New York Times Magazine. Under the heading” Cocaine, Incorporated”, the report portrays how the world’s most powerful drug trafficker allegedly driving his” empire.”

The agreement signed by the NYT contributor, Patrick Radden Keefe, Joaquin Guzman referred to as the Sinaloa Cartel CEO , responsible for half of all illegal drugs exported to the U.S. from Mexico each year and” the most wanted criminal in the post-Bin Laden era.”

” El Chapo” says the report, directed to the Cartel Sinaloa Titanic” a participant in the global black market. According to estimates by the RAD Corporation, the gross income earned by Mexican cartels from the export of drugs to neighboring United States add 6, 600 million dollars.”

 ”Besides that according to most estimates, the Sinaloa Cartel has achieved a market share of at least 40 percent and perhaps 60 percent, which means that the organization seems to enjoy annual revenue of about 3 billion dollars, comparable in terms of profits with Netflix or, for the case even with Facebook.”

The NYT Magazine highlights the figure as almost mythical as” a drug dealer in Mexico,” which with its low and sturdy constitution, the drug dealer is 55 years old, he actually has in years, approximately 150 drug outlets.

The Magazine tells the story of a drug dealer and it accompanied by a comic book illustrating a Colonel and his wife Emma gave birth to a couple of heiresses whose birth certificate has no father’s name, and how has his ” Empire,” according to the DEA, sell more drugs today than Pablo Escobar was selling at the peak of his career. ” El Chapo” according to the NYT, is a man who is constantly innovating,” and has devised an efficient solution to the challenge of moving crossing marijuana across the border, there” they cultivate it, while ” heroin is easier to smuggle, but more difficult to produce,”

”Joaquin Guzman personally negotiated shipments to the United States and supports quality …” According to the report, the Sinaloa Cartel quickly exploded the methamphetamine trade which is the future of the business.” ” But the great contribution of “El Chapo is ‘to the techniques of drug trafficking: narcotúneles”, and even gives details,” the Douglas tunnel remains the masterpiece of the bonnet, an emblem of their creative genius.”

On the organizational structure of the Sinaloa Cartel The NYT says that” in order to reduce the likelihood of clashes, the cartel raised the ancient art of dynastic marriages. It has even been talk of an alliance of blood, because many of its prominent members are” in-laws. For example, Emma Coronel, who gave birth to the twins, is a niece of Colonel”” Nacho (who died in a clash with the Army in 2010).

The report warns that” El Chapo” ”might be more troubled today than at any other time in his career,” he said that several US officials have said that a window” for the capture of Guzman will close when Calderon leaves office.”

In addition, the Sinaloa Cartel is under the threat of competition from”” The Zetas that have been expanding in the Mexican territory with bloody raids. However, the text concludes by recalling that ”El Chapo” continues to expand to Europe, Australia and even” no indication” that explores opportunities in China and Japan.

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Posted by on 06/18/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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