A man that once escaped prison in a laundry cart was discovered hiding out in a hotel room in the beach town of Mazatlan last week. The notorious billionaire drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, headed up the Sinaloa Cartel, and was responsible for one fourth of all illegal drugs that enter the US from Mexico. The downfall of the long searched for Guzman did not come entirely as a shock, given his recent loss of political connections and a new president for the country of Mexico.
While Guzman may be out of communities and in a maximum security prison, there is no telling how his future or that of the Sinaloa cartel will play out. Steven Dudley, the co-director of In Sight Crime, an organization dedicated to the analysis of organized crime in the Americas, speaks to us about the inner workings of cartels like Sinaloa and the implications of El Chapo’s arrest.
CCTV America Coverage of Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo’s” Arrest and Aftermath