The Complete Organized Crime Database on the Americas
Arrested Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," heads up an alliance of powerful drug traffickers known as the Sinaloa Cartel. His ability to simultaneously co-opt public officials, attack enemies' strongholds, and find creative ways to get his drugs to market has made him a legend in the underworld.
The Guardian is among the various publications asking who will take the unofficial title of the world's most wanted fugitive, after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden in a raid on May 2.
Mexico’s attorney general denied that the authorities were protecting Sinaloa Cartel head Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias “El Chapo,” and said his capture was a top priority for the government.
U.S. officials have said that notorious Mexican criminal Joaquin Guzman, alias 'El Chapo,' is the most powerful drug dealer of all time. But does the Sinaloan outlaw’s criminal empire really exceed that of the infamous Pablo Escobar?