Mexican druglord Joaquín Guzmán aka “Chapo” Guzman (“shorty” Guzman) has been named as Chicago’s public enemy number 1. Last kingpin who received such designation was Alphonse Gabriel Capone aka “Al” Capone (notorious gangster who died in 1947).
What Al Capone was to beer and whisky during Prohibition, Guzman is to narcotics (…) Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed of: Art Bilek. The Chicago Crime Commission.
“Chapo” Guzman was born in Sinaloa, Mexico on April 4th, 1957. He is the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which allegedly supplies the bulk of narcotics sold in Chicago and many other major cities in the United States, where there is an increasing demand by consumers. Demand however has been virtually unattended by the US government.
His nickname matches his 5-foot-6-inch frame, though he has climbed to great heights in the drug smuggling business. Forbes magazine has estimated that “El Chapo” is worth $1 billion, according to CNN.
Although official reports claim the location of “Shorty” Guzman is unknown, some unnamed sources admit “Shorty” Guzman lives quietly in the north-western Mexican state of Durango, a landlocked state with Mexico’s second-lowest population density and a heavily mountainous geography, which makes it ideal as a hideout for a person with unlimited financial resources.
On 2011, Guzman was considered by some as the world’s most wanted man, following the assassination of Osama bin Laden by an US Navy SEAL team.
February 15th, 2013.