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  • El Chapo's sons impose coronavirus curfew in Mexican town controlled by cartel: report

    05/06/2020 5:12:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 06 2020 | Brie Stimson
    The sons of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán imposed a curfew on the residents of a town under their cartel’s control due to the coronavirus, according to a report. Iván Archivaldo Guzmán and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán threatened violators with beatings with boards, arrests or fines, the Yucatan Times reported. “This is no game, we’re not playing,” a member of the Sinaloa Cartel reportedly said in one of several videos circulating on social media.
  • El Chapo's Sons vs. "El Mencho": Mexico Sees Rising Cartel Bloodshed

    03/24/2020 2:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 19, 2020
    SNIP In its latest National Drug Threat Assessment, published early this year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration lists six Mexican criminal organizations as having significant trafficking impact on the United States: Sinaloa, Jalisco New Generation, Beltran-Leyva, Juarez, Gulf and the Zetas. But experts say most of the cartels have been splintered into competing factions in recent years, and today only Sinaloa and Jalisco meet the traditional conception of cohesive organizations with a large footprint. There are also other smaller, more local outfits. Sinaloa, long led by notorious kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, who is serving a life sentence at a...
  • MCC prison guard willing to dish on Epstein death, cooperate with IG probe

    11/20/2019 11:33:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20 2019 | Emily Saul, Alex Taylor and Bruce Golding
    A Manhattan prison guard is willing to cooperate with a federal investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s death — even though she’s been accused of goofing off while he hanged himself, her lawyer said Wednesday. Tova Noel “did not make any efforts to frustrate the Government’s investigation” following Epstein’s jailhouse suicide, defense lawyer Jason Foy said in a statement. “In fact, Ms. Noel remains available to fully and truthfully cooperate with the Inspector General’s investigation, which is also geared toward uncovering the many problems that existed from the commencement of her employment [and] which continue to plague the Metropolitan Correctional Center.”
  • Policeman who arrested El Chapo's son shot 155 times in brutal execution

    11/08/2019 3:42:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/08/19 | Jonathan Macias
    An elite police officer who helped arrest the son of El Chapo was shot 155 times in a brutal car park execution. The 30-year-old officer, identified only as Eduardo, is reported to have been killed outside a shopping centre in the city of Culiacan. He had helped detain Ovidio Guzman, El Chapo's son, last month. He was promptly released. According to local media, the victim was a member of the operation launched by the Culiacan authorities to arrest El Chapo’s son and extradite him to the United States.
  • El Chapo's cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces

    10/19/2019 10:12:58 AM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | October 18, 2019
    The Mexican city of Culiacán descended into terror on Thursday, when soldiers and police launched a raid to capture one of the heirs to the throne of jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. As state forces advanced into the city, the Sinaloa Cartel hit back with an array of military-style weapons — and won. Mexican officials briefly detained Ovidio Guzman, one of Guzman’s sons who has emerged as a leading figure in the cartel after his father was arrested in 2016. But in response the cartel freed dozens of prisoners from a local jail, set numerous vehicles alight and...
  • VIDEO MIX: Gun battles engulf Culiacán streets forcing Mexico's National Guard to stand down

    10/18/2019 8:13:33 AM PDT · by MassMinuteman · 39 replies
    In what appears to have been a routine patrol, 30 members of Mexico's National Guard were caught off guard and ambushed from an unsuspecting local house. After repelling the initial attack, authorities soon discovered Ovidio Guzmán López, son of "El Chapo" and suspected co-leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, hiding inside the home. Chaos quickly ensued as gunmen blocked streets with burning vehicles. The scenes that unfolded were reminiscent of a war zone.
  • Mexican president says El Chapo’s son released to avoid ‘war’ with drug cartel

    10/18/2019 9:49:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | By
    Mexican authorities briefly detained the son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán — and then released the younger Guzmán back to one of the world’s most powerful drug cartels after gunmen took to the streets. The events Thursday were a remarkable display of the state’s inability to take on organized crime. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador explained Friday that El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzmán, was released “to protect the lives of the people” after the cartel deployed across Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, and neighboring towns, taking over key highways. Residents took videos of the chaos in...
  • Video: El Chapo Boarding Helicopter for ADX Colorado

    07/21/2019 10:01:53 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 28 replies
    Borderland Beai ^ | 07-21-2019 | Chivis Martinez
    El Chapo rode a black SUV to the helicopter that transferred him to a plane for a journey to supermax prison in Florence Colorado.
  • El Chapo is sentenced to life behind bars and told to forfeit $12.6 BILLION

    07/17/2019 10:22:20 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/17/19 | JENNIFER SMITH
    His wife will not be allowed to visit him behind bars and Wednesday was likely the last time they will ever see each other. María Consuelo Loera Pérez, his mother, was denied a humanitarian visa by the US government so could not attend the hearing. Guzman will now be sent to a supermax prison to live out his days.
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s cell is 3 doors down from El Chapo

    07/14/2019 10:00:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 7/13/2019 | Emily Saul
    Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is being kept this close to El Chapo at a Manhattan jail, sources told The Post. Epstein — who was arrested on sex-crime charges last week — landed in cell No. 4, three doors down from Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo’’ Guzman, sources said. Chapo is in cell No. 1 in the notorious solitary-confinement unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center known as “10 South.” “The place is so f–king disgusting,” Chapo’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, told The Post. “In the winter, when it’s 30 degrees outside, you’re freezing your a– off because they’re blowing air conditioning...
  • What Could Await El Chapo In Supermax? 23 Hours A Day In A Tiny Cement Cell, For One

    02/20/2019 8:34:54 PM PST · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    Colorado Public Radio ^ | 01/20/19 | Angela Dukakis
    How does a prison prepare for the arrival of known escape artist and Mexican drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera? For the ADX "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colo., former warden Robert Hood said administrators will likely stick to the a formula that's prevented any jailbreaks for 25 years. For 23 hours out of the day, El Chapo would be in a soundproof, 7-by-12-foot cell. The bed, desk and stool are all made of poured cement. While most inmates are given a black-and white-television, it's behind a special kind of glass and can be restricted to show old, never live,...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz’s solution to border wall impasse: Make El Chapo pay for it

    02/13/2019 5:45:43 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2019 | Deanna Paul
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposed EL CHAPO Act may be President Trump’s solution for funding his wall...</p> <p>The Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, first introduced by Cruz in April 2017 and reintroduced Tuesday, would divert billions in drug proceeds from cartel leaders to border security.</p>
  • Why there'll be no escape for El Chapo in 'the prison of all prisons’ known as the ‘Alcatraz of ...

    02/13/2019 11:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2019 | Andy Wells
    Full title: Why there'll be no escape for El Chapo in 'the prison of all prisons’ known as the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ Mexican drug lord El Chapo faces spending the rest of his life at one of America’s most notorious prisons – to ensure he never escapes again. The convicted drug smuggler, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, has a record of jailbreaks, having already escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before being captured and extradited to the United States. Experts now believe that Guzman is an ideal candidate for the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado – a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/13/2019

    02/13/2019 3:41:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/13/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump praising the work of Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama, in reaching a deal for funding a barrier on the nation's southern border..... He was arrested in Mexico just over two years ago, escaped from prison there twice, then extradited to the United States last year and now Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman found guilty of ten federal charges in New York Tuesday..... The leader of the "New Right" Party in Israel, Naftali Bennett, says that religious Israelis are used by Benjamin Netanyahu at election time, but then he abandons them afterwards..... The messaging and the message from Prime...
  • Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'

    02/11/2019 7:59:06 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 79 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 11 Feb 2019 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it. "Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway," Trump said at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico. Trump spoke shortly after lawmakers said they had reached a funding deal in principle to avoid another government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The deal includes some money for barriers along the border. The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention...
  • El Chapo found guilty

    02/12/2019 10:05:33 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 02-12-2019 | By Meg Wagner, Brian Ries and Amanda Wills, CNN
    The near-mythical drug lord now faces life in prison   Jurors heard more than 200 hours of testimony from 56 witnesses (though notably not from Guzmán himself) over the course of the roughly two-and-a-half-month trial in BrooklynIt included testimony from a fellow cartel member who claimed that Guzmán once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.  Guzman, 61, will be sentenced on June 25. He faces the possibility of life in prison.Here's the full list of counts: Engaging in a Continuing Criminal EnterpriseInternational Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana Manufacture and Distribution ConspiracyCocaine Importation ConspiracyCocaine Distribution ConspiracyInternational...
  • Sean Penn ‘should be in jail’ over 'El Chapo' interview: former DEA agent

    02/09/2019 5:08:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/07/19 | Stephen Sorace
    A now-retired agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency wants to see Sean Penn “in jail” for putting lives at risk when the actor interviewed notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for Rolling Stone in 2015. Jack Riley, 60, came close to seeing El Chapo arrested on Oct. 2, 2015, but the operation conducted by Mexican marines was interrupted when Penn, accompanied by Mexican soap opera actress, Kate del Castillo, arrived at the El Tuna compound, the New York Post reported. "If I could get my hands on Sean Penn!” Riley, a former top agent with the DEA, told...
  • Mexico's president declares end to drug war

    02/01/2019 7:29:55 AM PST · by rktman · 73 replies ^ | 1/31/2019 | unknown
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared an end to his country’s war on drugs Wednesday, announcing that the army would no longer prioritize capturing cartel bosses, Agence France-Press reports. “There is officially no more war. We want peace, and we are going to achieve peace,” he said at a daily press briefing after being asked if his government had captured any kingpins since he assumed office in December. “No capos have been arrested, because that is not our main purpose. The main purpose of the government is to guarantee public safety … What we want is security, to reduce...
  • El Chapo Bribed the Ex-Mexican President Like a Clinton

    01/16/2019 2:27:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | January 16, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen this? El Chapo, the Sinaloa cartel chieftain… El Chapo paid a $100 million bribe (the latest news story here) to an ex-Mexican president while he was president, and everybody’s acting like, “Oh, my God! Oh, my!” (Snort!) It happens every day. The Clintons do this kind of stuff every day. It’s called lobbying. What’s the difference? So El Chapo, who has an interest in illegal drugs, gives a Mexican president $100 million bribe. The Democrats go to Puerto Rico to get their bribes with their lobbyists and with their donors, and they did it in the...
  • Queen Emma

    12/28/2018 3:28:16 AM PST · by SanchoP · 7 replies
    El Blog del Narco ^ | 12-27-2018 | El Blog del Narco
    Emma Coronel