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Joaquín Guzmán

Joaquín GuzmánAKA Joaquín Guzmán Loera

Born: 4-Apr-1957
Birthplace: La Tuna, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: Mexico
Executive summary: "El Chapo," Head of the Sinaloa Cartel

Joaquín Guzmán, "El Chapo", is the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization with estimated $30B gross annual revenues. As of 2014 it is the largest global drug cartel, with emphasis on cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. Forbes estimates his personal net worth at over $1B.

He escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001, he remained a fugitive until he was arrested 21 February 2014 in Mazatlán as part of a joint operation by the Mexican Navy and the United States DEA. He escaped from that facility on 11 July 2015, via an elaborately engineered and clandestinely constructed tunnel. In October of the same year, the Mexican military surrounded his suspected compound in the Sierra Madre mountains and opened machine-gun fire from helicopters; Guzmán escaped again, although authorities believe he was injured.

Father: Emilio Guzmán Bustillos
Mother: María Consuelo Loera Pérez
Wife: Alejandrina María Salazar Hernández (m. 1977, three sons)
Son: César
Son: Iván Archivaldo
Son: Jesús Alfredo
Wife: Griselda López Pérez (three sons, one daughter)
Son: Édgar
Daughter: Griselda Guadalupe
Son: Joaquín
Son: Ovidio
Wife: Emma Coronel Aispuro (m. 2007)
Daughter: (twin girls, b. 2011)

    Drug Trafficking
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
    Murder of Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo (dismissed)
    Extradited from Guatamala to Mexico (1993)
    Escaped from Prison 19-Jan-2001
    Escaped from Prison 11-Jul-2015



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