Fox News Latino reported in March 2013 that notorious Mexican narcotics trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the main methamphetamine smuggler in the Asia-Pacific-Mexico-United States triangle, and controls 80 percent of the U.S. drug market obtains revenues of at least $3 billion annually.
Joaquin Guzman Loera appeared on the Forbes billionaires list in 2009. However, in 2013, he was one of the 68 billionaires who were reported dropped from the list.
In explaining why El Chapo has been removed, Forbes said that—although he is believed to likely be alive and hiding in Mexico—Guzman’s whereabouts are unknown. Forbes further explained that it is “also sketchy” how he’s spending the illicit money that he earns. Forbes also said that it has been unable to reach Guzman to verify figures and believes that an increasing chunk of his wealth is being spent on protection for him and his family, “as the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, he is one of the most powerful people in the world, but no longer someone we are confident enough to call a billionaire.”
According to recent reports, El Chapo had escaped from prison. He slipped through a hole under the shower and escaped through a mile-long tunnel to freedom, authorities said.
First he ducks into the shower of his prison cell, fully clothed. Then he leans down, but it's not clear what the infamous drug lord is doing; the short shower wall blocks him from the surveillance camera.
Seconds later, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman gets back up, sits down on his cell bed and changes his shoes. He goes back into the shower and bends down again behind the wall, but never resurfaces. Read more of the news at CNN.
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