"El Chapo" is arguably the most powerful drug lord in Mexico,
and runs a cartel that is a leading supplier of cocaine in the United
States. The dangerous figure was arrested at a resort in Mexico this past
week, putting a stop to a cartel that facilitate cocaine purchase all
throughout Texas and other states.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service were
heavily involved in the capture which also involved Mexican marines. The
marines burst into the drug lord's high rise at a condominium complex
and he was taken without firing a single shot. Intelligence from the Homeland
Security Department also assisted in the capture.
Allegedly the drug lord was living in many houses around the Culiacan area.
The homes were connected by underground tunnels, and were reinforced with
steel to ward off law enforcement. While the authorities saw El Chapo
in several of the homes, they could not attack him before their latest
attempt because they did not want to threatening the safety of the public.
El Chapo faces many federal drug trafficking indictments in the U.S. He
is on the DEA's most wanted list, and his empire stretches from North
America to Europe and Australia. His cartel has been involved in the bloody
drug war that has affected Mexico and put so many in danger over the last
Currently, individuals are choosing whether to extradite El Chapo to the
U.S. He was arrested back in 2001 as well, but escaped from the prison
in a laundry truck. If you have been arrested for trafficking or using
cocaine, or another serious drug offense, you need to hire a skilled
Texas drug defense lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to assist you right away. Call the firm today
to get more information.