Mexican drug lord El Chapo was arrested Friday after he escaped in 2015 from a high security prison. Since last year, the Mexican police did everything to get hold of the leader of the notorious Sinaloa cartel. The 58-year-old El Chapo was arrested in a hotel, in his home state of Sinaloa. Mission accomplished: we have him. Hereby I want to mention the people of Mexico, Joaquín Guzmán was arrested” wrote Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a tweet.
Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) 8 januari 2016
El Chapo is the founder and leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, which since about 1990 is considered the most powerful cartel in Mexico. Under his leadership, billions of dollars worth of cocaine , marijuana and methamphetamine are smuggeld into the US.
He once appeared on the list of billionaires of the US business magazine Forbes.
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