Skip to content

World's most wanted drug lord 'El Chapo' finally arrested

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
2/24/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

On the run for more than 12 years, Joaquin Guzman captured at seaside condominium

One of the world's most wanted master criminals and a dreaded and feared Mexican drug lord has finally been apprehended at a seaside condominium. Joaquin Guzman, known worldwide as "El Chapo" was arrested by Mexican marines. He was discovered with an unidentified woman.

It was a humbling end for the 'great' crime lord. In spite of being worth billions, Joaquin Guzman was arrested in a plain, basic apartment where the rent averages $1,200 a month.

It was a humbling end for the "great" crime lord. In spite of being worth billions, Joaquin Guzman was arrested in a plain, basic apartment where the rent averages $1,200 a month.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
2/24/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Americas

Keywords: Joaquin


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Known both for his expansive criminal influence and diminutive size, Guzman, also known as "Shorty," was photographed being escorted by troops through Mexico City airport later in the day.

Joaquin

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was arrested in an early morning raid in the resort town of Mazatlan.


Guzman is the suspected ringleader of the deadly Sinola cartel, believed to be responsible for moving a quarter of the drugs that enter the U.S. from Mexico.

Come browse our beautiful collection of crib medals by going here --

Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison in the back of a laundry truck in 2011. He had been serving a 20-year sentence for bribery and criminal association.

Clothes and toiletries are scattered across a bed where Guzman was found with an unidentified woman.

lothes and toiletries are scattered across a bed where Guzman was found with an unidentified woman.


Arrested without a single shot being fired, troops burst in on the 56-year-old drug lord in Mazatlan. Three other men believed to be his bodyguards were also taken into custody.

Guzman faces myriad charges in connection with drug trafficking. He's wanted in at least six U.S. districts, as well as Mexico.

A pancake left in a frying pan can be seen on the stove of the condominium where Guzman was arrested

A pancake left in a frying pan can be seen on the stove of the condominium where Guzman was arrested.


It was a humbling end for the "great" crime lord. In spite of being worth billions, Guzman was arrested in a plain, basic apartment where the rent averages $1,200 a month. Photos of Guzman's digs show yellowing kitchen cabinets and uninviting tiled floors.

A team of 25 marines entered the apartment complex on Saturday morning, overpowering two security teams installed to protect the drug kingpin.

Neighbors were first alerted to it when they heard the helicopter arrive to take Guzman away.

Guzman's cartel has been heavily involved in the bloody drug war that has torn through parts of Mexico for the last several years.

Marines broke into the seaside home in a complex where apartments are rented for about $1,200 a mont

Marines broke into the seaside home in a complex where apartments are rented for about $1,200 a month.


"The operation led by the Mexican government overnight to capture Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman Loera is a significant victory and milestone in our common interest of combating drug trafficking, violence and illicit activity along our shared border," Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told ABC News. "We congratulate our Mexican partners in this achievement."

Guzman's complacency led to his downfall, a former DEA official said.

"He got tired of living up in the mountains and not being able to enjoy the comforts of his wealth," Michael S. Vigil, a former senior DEA official who was briefed on the operation, said.

Joaquin

Joaquin 'El Chapa' Guzman is led into a military helicopter following his arrest on Saturday.


Seen as some as Mexico's Osama bin Laden, Guzman had been pursued for weeks, the official said. He had been rumored to live everywhere from Argentina to Guatemala.

Guzman's fortune has grown to more than $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine, which listed him among the "World's Most Powerful People" and ranked him above the presidents of France and Venezuela.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JUNE 2017
National Leaders.
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.


Comments


More Americas

Scientists explore a volcano, only to find it is a HIDDEN TEMPLE Watch

Image of An archaeologist looks at the temple from a distance.

In a lost Peruvian valley stands the cinder cone of an ancient volcano, complete with a caldera. Yet, there are no volcanoes near the cone ... continue reading


BIG SYRUP? Canada has a Strategic Reserve of --Maple Syrup Watch

Image of The Global Strategic Reserve of maple syrup actually exists, and it's a bigger deal than most imagine.

It's called the Global Strategic Reserve, and it is one of the most important warehouses in the world. White barrels are lined up and ... continue reading


FOUND: Secret memior of a Jewish victim of the Inquisition in Mexico Watch

Image of The diaries were kept secret, and de Carbajal wrote in them until his death.

Luis de Carvajal, the Younger, was the son of the Spanish Governor of the province of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. His father, of the same name, ... continue reading


Manuel Noriega dead, have we learned from the experience? Watch

Image of Manuel Noriega has died at age 83.

Manuel Noriega has died, at the age of 83. The disgraced Panamanian dictator was closely affiliated with the CIA until he built ... continue reading


Catholic priest critically injured after vicious knife attack during Mass Watch

Image of Father Jose Miguel Machorro Alcala [not pictured] was severely injured after being attacked in the Mexico City Cathedral.

A Mexican priest was severely injured after being violently stabbed in Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral on May 15. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.