Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sinoloa Cartel Drug Lord Captured | LA Times

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is paraded in front of the media by Mexican Marines in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader, Mexico's most-wanted fugitive, was arrested at a condominium in Mazatlan. (Ronaldo Schemidt /AFP/Getty Images / February 22, 2014)

Guzman, thought to be in his late 50s, has long been considered the top prize and most elusive figure in a drug war that has left tens of thousands of Mexicans dead.

Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo Guzman," is shown to the press after his arrest at the high-security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, on the outskirts of Mexico City, in 1993. He later escaped. (Damian Dovarganes / AP / March 12, 2009)

A billion dollars and 21 years later...

To the Mexican Marines: "Oo-Rah!"