In this ten minute video we explain how Joaquin Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo” (or “Shorty” in Spanish), turned a start-up operation into a multinational criminal empire. For years he served as the CEO of the most powerful criminal organizations worldwide, the Sinaloa drug cartel.
After 13 years on the run he was finally captured.
Mexican marines ended the manhunt on a Saturday morning in Feb. 2014, by arresting Guzmán at about 6 a.m. local time in the beach town of Mazatlán.
Guzmán, 56, was found with an unidentified woman and no shots were fired. His arrest came on the heels of the takedown of several top Sinaloa cartel members in the last week.
According to U.S. authorities, Mexican forces acted on information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Homeland Security Intelligence.
Watch the full length documentary: El Chapo: CEO of Crime, Captured