Apr 25, 2012

Did Mexico's most wanted man order a Texan kidnapped?

Houston Chronicle: "Federal prosecutors in El Paso have indicted Mexico's most wanted man, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, accusing him of controlling an organization that, along with drug trafficking and violence in that country, killed two U.S. citizens, including one kidnapped in Texas and taken across the border.

The 14-count indictment levels racketeering charges against Guzmán, 57, head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, his top capo and 22 others, including lieutenants. They are all Guzmán fugitives. It accuses him of running a drug-smuggling enterprise since 2000, shortly before he escaped from a Mexican prison. The indictment focuses on the period since 2008 when the Sinaloa Cartel launched an assault on turf controlled by the Juárez Cartel, killing thousands. read more

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