Federal prosecutors are preparing for a major trial against a man alleged to be one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel leaders, a man accused of trafficking heroin, meth, cocaine and marijuana into the United States. And no, it’s not Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the notorious kingpin also known as “El Chapo.”
Mexican marines had barely faced down .50-caliber sniper guns and a loaded grenade launcher to recapture the world’s most notorious drug lord when the calls started coming: Extradite Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States. And soon.
Top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has done what Mexican authorities promised would not happen again after his re-capture last year — escaped for a second time from a maximum security prison.