Sinaloa Cartel head Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been named multiple times on the Forbes list of the most powerful people in the world. He is the 10th richest man in Mexico, with a net worth of over 1 billion US dollars. He’s also the biggest drug lord of all time, responsible for over 500 tons of cocaine being smuggled illegally into the United States from Mexico.
Along with the illegal drug trafficking industry comes a lot of violence and murder, and El Chapo has been arrested several times over the past 20 years. The weirdest part though? Each time, he’s been able to escape! After his 1993 arrest and 20-year sentence, he managed to bribe his way out of prison in 2001. Then in July 2015, after having been in prison since February, El Chapo escaped AGAIN from a prison near Mexico City.
How did he pull it off? Using the expertise of his people in the Sinaloa Cartel – tunneling. The criminal organization infamously manages to smuggle so much contraband into the US using an elaborate network of tunnels, and they put those skills to good use getting their fearless leader out of jail (but more on that later).
The most recent news on El Chapo is that on Friday, January 8, 2016, Mexican Marines located El Chapo’s compound and an epic raid went down. Our questions: what happened at the raid last week? And considering the actor’s communication with El Chapo, was Sean Penn somehow involved in all of this?
The question everyone is asking: what did Sean Penn have to do with all of this?!