Described as “the most smart “by Mexican criminal justice, Joaquim Guzman, 58, a simple peasant became a billionaire thanks to drug trafficking, had escaped from a high security prison in July 2015.
The Mexican authorities have arrested one of the most wanted men on the planet. In the run since July 2015, the drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, had escaped from a high security prison via a tunnel more than a kilometer and a half long.
Mexican President announced the arrest Friday on his Twitter account.
Photos of the drug dealer, places of arrest (a hotel located in the north west of the country) and many weapons found locally circulated on social networks. The man had returned to his native region, Sinaloa.
Joaquin Guzman, who headed the powerful Sinaloa cartel for years, had already escaped the first time in 2001 after a previous capture in 1993. He was taken over in February 2014 in north-western Mexico.
On 11 July, “El Chapo,” considered one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world, had managed to escape from a prison El Altiplano maximum security in Mexico. Saturday morning, we learned that he was going back to the same prison.
presented in the media as a comical character, a king of the beautiful, or mocked for its small size (1.64 meters), the man has nothing of a tender.
Simple farmer marijuana grower Joaquim Guzman became one of the richest men on the planet. Born April 4, 1957 to Badiraguato in the state of Sinaloa (northwest), “El Chapo”, short for “chaparro” (“Stumpy”), referring to its meter sixty-four, abandoned the school at the end Primary to work in the marijuana fields of Sinaloa, the cradle of the main “capos” Mexican drug.
It was in the 1980s that really began his career in organized crime, serving the godfather of the Guadalajara cartel (center west), Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo. One of the first tasks of the smuggler is to make contacts with Colombian cartels, in order to supply cocaine to the United States, Europe and Asia. After the arrest of Felix Gallardo in 1989, his lieutenants are divided its territories and “El Chapo” is established in the northwest of Mexico, where he founded with others the Sinaloa cartel.
Arrested in Guatemala in 1993, he was sent to the high security Mexican prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco (west), from where he escaped from already so incredible, hidden in a basket of dirty laundry 2001. “El Chapo” then takes the head of the Sinaloa cartel and in fact, in a few years, the most powerful criminal organization in Mexico, not hesitating to eliminate his rivals.
In 1993, Cardinal Posadas Ocampo Juan Jesus is shot by gunmen at the Guadalajara airport. They would have confused with “El Chapo.”
His head a price of $ 5 million
Specialist secret tunnels, Guzman actually build more or less sophisticated to deliver drugs the United States or evade police. We find one in his property Culiacan hidden under a removable tub that will allow him to narrowly avoid arrest.
This is the criminal “the smartest and the best responsiveness” has ever had to face justice, according to the Mexican super-prosecutor José Luis Santiago Vasconcelos deceased. The Guzman myth grows underground and it became one of the symbols of drug trafficking against which the former president Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) decides to deploy the army. His head is a price of $ 5 million by the United States and over 2.2 million by Mexico.
Many legends and rumors surrounding his character from facial cosmetic surgery up incognito for walks in the cattle fairs of Sinaloa. It is said that he sometimes travel to fashionable restaurants, confiscated the mobile phones of customers before dinner, then to take leave by paying all the additions.
After 13 years of stalking, the military managed to capture in February 2014 during a night raid in the resort town of Mazatlan, in the state of Sinaola. It is sent in the Altiplano prison, 90 kilometers west of Mexico City, a high-security facility that manage to escape July 11, 2015.
Joaquin Guzman would have been three or four wives. The last of them is a young beauty queen married to his 18th birthday, in 2007, in a lavish ceremony watched by armed men, and a helicopter. It lends him the paternity of ten children. One of them was killed in 2007 during a shootout in a shopping center of Culiacan, the state capital of Sinaloa.