Whenever a high ranking cartel member gets arrested in Mexico all hell usually breaks lose after. In some cases the chaos that ensues can lead to the arrested getting released. The name El Chapo Guzman rings bell all around the world. He was one of the most prominent drug lords ever making billions as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. Now he’s behind bars in a maximum security US prison, and his son could be on path to have the same fate.
Video Shows Sinaloa Cartel Speeding to Confront Mexican Military After El Chapo’s Son Ovidio Guzman is Arrested
Today Mexican FEDS arrested Ovidio Guzman in an sting operation that took place near Culiacan in Sinaloa. As aformentioned when a cartel member of his ranking is arrested violence usually ensues, and sometimes police give in and release the criminal to avoid further deaths. In fact that’s what happened in 2019 the last time he was arrested. People are wondering if that could eventually take place again after a viral video showed the Sinaloa cartel speeding down a highway to confront the Mexican Military to attempt to free Guzman’s son from custody. There a reports of a massive shootout currently taking place. Ovidio Guzman is accused of trafficking Fentanyl, one of the most dangerous drugs known to mankind.
When Was the Sinaloa Cartel Created? Details About Their History
The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. Founded in 1989, its origins can be traced back to the Guadalajara Cartel, which was founded in the late 1970s. The Guadalajara Cartel was led by the infamous drug lord, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, who established a network of drug traffickers to facilitate the transportation of narcotics from Colombia to the United States.
As the Guadalajara Cartel began to unravel in the late 1980s, many of its members split off to form the Sinaloa Cartel. Led by Mexican drug lords Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Ismael Zambada Garcia, and Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, the Sinaloa Cartel quickly rose to prominence, becoming a major player in the global drug trade.
Today, the Sinaloa Cartel is still operating and is estimated to be worth billions of dollars.