Insider Info: Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ to be captured or killed before 2012 election (Updated)

Has Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman -a man who once used to smuggle cocaine for the CIA- outlived his usefulness?

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman (1990's mug shot)

An inside source in the Mexican government has told that both the Obama and Calderon administrations are making preparations to either ‘capture or kill’ the most wanted drug lord in the world: Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

The information coincides with the recent Office of Bilateral Intelligence or ‘OBI’ meeting between Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Mexican Cabinet Secretary Alejandro Poiré. After the ‘private’ meeting that took place in Mexico City, Poiré and Napolitano answered questions to reporters.

At the press conference, Napolitano said: “It took us 10 years to find Osama Bin Laden and we found him, and you know what happened there; I’m not suggesting the same thing would happen with Guzman but I am suggesting that we are persistent when it comes to wrongdoers and those who do harm in both of our countries.”

The cabinet level source in the Mexican government told that if ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is found, captured, or killed, it may help boost the popularity of Felipe Calderon’s war against the cartels. The (staged) event would also help elect Calderon’s protégé Josefina Vázquez Mota, who’s running for the Mexican presidency in the National Action Party’s primaries, and the war against the cartels as well as the billions of Dollars in funding will continue to flow.

The source also stated that U.S. special operations teams (whether military or law enforcement) may participate or collaborate with Mexican forces in the capture or killing of Guzman. “Obama and Holder are desperate for a victory in the war against the cartels because of the Fast and Furious gun running scandal. Politically, they also need Guzman to be captured,” he said.

Joaquin Guzman is the alleged leader of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel –the most powerful criminal organization in Mexico, and some say in the world. “El Chapo” recently made Forbes’ list of most powerful and wealthy people in the world. He single-handedly controls the crystal meth market, which he pioneered in the 80’s and 90’s. He also controls most of the cocaine smuggled into the U.S… He’s married to Emma Coronel, niece of the notorious CIA cocaine smuggler Nacho Coronel.


Update: Mexican government goes after the CIA good ol’ boys

Since his escape from prison in 2001, ‘El Chapo’ and most members of his inner circle have been elusive (if not protected by corrupt high ranking government officials). However, in recent days, the Mexican government moved in and seized $4 Billion in crystal meth from Guzman’s Guadalajara, Jalisco cartel. This was arguably the biggest drug seizure in world history. Never before had the Mexican government hit the Sinaloa-Jalisco alliance this hard.

The Jalisco Cartel is made mostly of Nacho Coronel’s former operatives. Some of these operatives have worked for the CIA since the Iran-Contra days, when they supplied weapons to the contras and loaded narcotics onboard CIA aircraft in Central America. In exchange for their work, they were allowed (by both U.S. and Mexican governments) to control the Sinaola cartel faction in Guadalajara, Jalisco, according to the Rafael Barajas book Drug Trafficking for the Naive. They were also the same people that smuggled El Chapo’s cocaine for the CIA onboard rendition flights from Yucatan and Central America into the United States. The Jalisco Cartel is also the same organization that created the death squad known as ‘Los Matazetas’ (killers of Zetas), which used military-style tactics to wipe out Los Zetas (Sinaloa’s competitors) from the state of Veracruz late last year.

Shortly after the $4 Billion drug seizure in Jalisco, the Mexican government captured Jaime Herrera, who was  one of El Chapo’s biggest distributors of crystal meth since the 1990’s. Many of Herrera’s people have been captured since last January in Jalisco. No one had ever touched these men before. Is this another sign that El Chapo’s empire is about to collapse?

To be continued…


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