Drug lord captured in home state

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ After six months on the run, the world’s most wanted man, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, was captured in his home state of Sinaloa, Mexico. Guzmán is the kingpin and creator of Mexico’s most powerful and violent drug cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel. The cartel originated in 1980 and became a multibillion-dollar empire that supplied marijuana, cocaine and heroin throughout Mexico and the U.S. and later expanded to Europe and Asia. Rivalry with other drug cartels created an ongoing drug war in Mexico, leaving thousands dead. U.S. indictments claim the organization is responsible for using assassins … Continue reading Drug lord captured in home state