Mar 12, 2012

Drug War: Mexican authorities come close to capture of cartel boss Chapo Guzman

GlobalPost: "Mexican authorities came extremely close to capturing the world's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, at a coastal mansion in Los Cabos, according to an Associated Press exclusive.

Guzman has a romantic back story buoyed by his infamous escape in a laundry truck from a maximum-security prison in 2001. He was recently named by US authorities as the "world's most powerful drug trafficker," and has a $7 million bounty on his head.

Mexico's Assistant Attorney General Jose Cuitlahuac Salinas confirmed that authorities came close to Guzman in late February, just after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the town located on the Baja peninsula." read more

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