MEXICO CITY (WKRC) -- Mexican authorities captured notorious drug cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman, also known as “El Chapo”, Saturday morning in Mazatlan. Guzman was one of the world’s most wanted men as he supplied drugs across the U.S. VIDEO HERE
Mexican Marines took Guzman in front of cameras in Mexico City before loading him in a helicopter headed for prison. The drug lord was caught at his high rise condo during a raid. Authorities say he was found in his bed with an AK-47 nearby, but the raid happened so quickly, Guzman didn’t have a chance to grab his gun.
While his nickname “El Chapo” means “shorty” in English, Guzman managed to build one of the largest drug empires in the world. In 2001, Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison by being smuggled out in a laundry cart. Not long after, his cartel reached around the globe, supplying drugs to almost every major U.S. city. FULL STORY HERE