Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman- Int'l- 1970's-Present (CAPTURED) Aug 23, 2013 9:16:05 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 23, 2013 9:16:05 GMT -5
So I realized besides the death rumor thread (which I correctly cautioned everyone to be cautiously optimstic and it turned out to be rumor) I realized we didn't actually have a thread on the man described as the "Most Wanted Man In The World" and John Walsh's #6 Most Wanted fugitive of 2001 (I didn't put one specific year in the title since Guzman has been at this for decades). Guzman of course is the leader of the "Sinoloa" cartel. This is a guy where even the most vocal critic of the War on Drugs has to admit this is the baddest dude imaginable, with lots of blood shed said to be at his hands, including in the re-enactment above, five members of the Elite Agency Of Investigation, the Mexican equivalent of the FBI.
A new article interviews a journalist who suggests Guzman wants to retire, and vanish after undergoing plastic surgery, but not before his final challenge which involves dominating the triangle of Mexico City, the Federal District, and the state of Mexico.
However, she doesn't believe he can ever ride away into the sunset entirely with a U.S.-born wife who gave birth to their twin girls in a Los Angeles hospital before returning to Mexico.
There are of course varying reports of his date of his date of birth but he pretty much is believed to be in his late 50's. His AMW re-enactment describes him as "short and stocky". And in it, he was listed as 5'6 and 165 pounds.
Thoughts? Will he ever be arrested? Keep in mind he was captured in Guatemala in 1993 and extradited to Mexico, and thanks to his money was able to bribe and escape his way out of prison. (He is even on Forbes list of the World's richest people!) So even if he ever got captured, who knows if he wouldn't try to use his money once again.
IMO, although there have been strides in capturing a lot of guys in the Mexican drug war, I think the more likely way for him to go down is actually dying in the drug war for real, but we shall see.
EDIT: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been captured in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Edit #2: As of July 12th, 2015, "El Chapo" Guzman has once again escaped: www.cnn.com/2015/07/12/world/mexico-el-chapo-escape/index.html
Edit #3: Guzman was captured for a third time on January 8th, 2016.
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