Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus Source
The drug traffickers have not
stopped their operations because of the Covid-19 restrictions, but the DEA, at
the same time, has not stopped, either. The hunt for the top 3 most wanted Drug
Lords, some of the most dangerous men wanted by the DEA continues.
According to the DEA, the capture
of the famed Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his
appearance in U.S. Federal Court last year, sent a message you will get caught.
With El Chapo behind bars, the DEA is now looking for his son.
“One of our fugitives is El
Chapo Guzman‘s son Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar and he too has been involved in
narcotics trade, involved with his father, trafficking cocaine methamphetamine
heroin across the southwest border,” said Dante Sorianello, the assistant
special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in the San
El Chapo’s son was released a few
hours after his arrest, because the Sinaloa Cartel wreaked havoc in Mexico with
gun fights and violence on the streets. El Chapo’s son was involved heavily in
the business of his father, and while Mexico may have come under pressure to
release him in order to save innocent lives, the DEA does not feel the same,
which is why Guzman is still in hiding.
The second most wanted Mexican
Drug Kingpin is Rafael Caro Quintero, who was involved in the death DEA agent,
Enrique “Kike” Camarena. Caro Quintero, known as “Narco of Narcos,” is the
Mexican Drug Godfather and one of the founders of the Guadalajara Cartel back
in the 1970s. Caro Quintero was released from a Mexican prison after serving 28
years of a 40-year sentence after a court concluded he was tried improperly.
The DEA has a $20 million reward on information that leads to his arrest.
At the top of the world’s most
wanted list for the DEA is the new top drug boss in Mexico, known as “El
Mencho.” According to the DEA, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes is the head of Cartel
Jalisco Nueva Generación. Not only is El Mencho the most wanted criminal in
Mexico, but also one of the most wanted in the U.S. and a reward up to $10
million dollars leading to his capture.
Today, El Mencho is said by the
DEA to be responsible for a large amount of drugs entering the United States by
land and by sea.
“These fugitives in Mexico,
they work hard to avoid law enforcement and the Mexican government in
coordination with us, is looking very hard for these individuals and they
remain sometimes hidden in the cities, at safe houses and also they remain
hidden in the countryside,” said Sorianello.