Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán is a former Mexican drug lord. Guzmán was the Sinaloa Drug Cartel's former leader. During his rule, he was in charge of massive drug trafficking between Mexico and the United States.
El Chapo was the world's largest smuggler of cocaine shipments between Colombia and the United States during the height of his influence, frequently using tunnels and concealing drugs in cans or fire extinguishers.
He transported large amounts of heroin, methamphetamines, and marijuana as well.
Guzmán oversaw logistics for the Guadalajara and Sinaloa cartels in the 1980s. Colombians produced and distributed drugs to Mexico, primarily cocaine but also heroin.
El Chapo honed his skills in organizing planes, boats, trains, and trucks to transport drugs into the US and Europe. Guzmán gained charge of the organization when the senior commanders were jailed.
The cartel began producing meth in Mexico in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
El Chapo was apprehended in Guatemala in 1993 and condemned to a Mexican prison for 20 years. In 2001, he was able to bribe numerous guards and flee the country.
Guzmán eluded detection for more than a decade despite a $5 million bounty placed on his head by American law enforcement.
He was finally apprehended in 2014, but he escaped from prison in July 2015 and stayed on the run until he was apprehended in January 2016.
He made a lot of money as a criminal.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's net worth is currently estimated at $1 billion.
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Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is married to Emma Coronel Aispuro since 2007.
Children: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has 7 daughters and 6 sons. One of his sons, Ovidio Guzmán López, is also drug lord.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s father is Emilio Guzmán Bustillos.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s mother is María Consuelo Loera Pérez.
Siblings: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has 7 siblings.
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