The survival tactics of Mexico’s popular notorious drug trafficker “El Chapo” has been brought to the limelight after his recapture on Friday.
Born in 1957 “El Chapo” Guzman, son of a poor farmer who later became a rich drug addict has baffled many about his frequent escape from jail.
The tunnels he used while in Los Mochis before his eventual recapture last week are now known.
“I would think he always worked like that, and so that’s why he hid in the tunnels, and that’s why they didn’t find him. Who knows, a lot of people thought he was in the United States, or another country, but he was here in caves, in the hills,” Jesus Manuel vendor at the Los Mochis street said.
Mexico is looking forward to extradite the world’s top smuggler to the United States.Sources close to the Mexican Attorney General’s office indicate that Chapo could be sent to the US by mid-year.
He is wanted by US authorities to answer a series of criminal charges among which are the smuggling of billions of dollars worth of drugs into the United States and thousands of deaths in the US and Mexico resulting from his business deals.
Juan Pablo, his lawyer said on Saturday that “El Chapo’s” extradition would not be possible.
Reports indicate Guzman contacted producers to make a movie of his journey from poverty to affluence.
An interview of “El Chapo” before his arrest conducted by Sean Penn and published in the rolling stone magazine has been heavily criticised.