Mexico captures No.1 drug kingpin 'Shorty' Guzman




 
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Mexico captures No.1 drug kingpin 'Shorty' Guzman
 
February 23rd, 2014  
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Mexico captures No.1 drug kingpin 'Shorty' Guzman
By Michael O'Boyle MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's most wanted man, drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured on Saturday with help from U.S. agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, grisly war. Guzman, known as "El Chapo" (Shorty) in Spanish, has long run Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel and over the past decade he emerged as one of the world's most powerful organized crime bosses, even making it onto Forbes' list of billionaires. He was caught in his native northwestern state of Sinaloa in an early morning operation without a shot being fired, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said. It is a political triumph for President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took office in late 2012.




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