War on Drugs

Top Infamous Drug Lord Captured in Mexico

So now there should be no more drugs


Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, the world's most wanted drugs lord, fought his way up from a ramshackle mountain village to become the Mexican government's most powerful adversary in a war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Guzman, who was captured early on Saturday in his native northwestern state of Sinaloa after a months-long operation, gained power by crushing rivals in brutal turf wars and dominated drug smuggling across the border into the United States after escaping from a high-security prison in 2001.

His criminal empire earned him a $5 million price on his head in the United States, and a place on the Forbes list of billionaires.