situation report

U.S.: Court Finds Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guilty on All Charges

1 MIN READFeb 12, 2019 | 18:49 GMT

What Happened: A U.S. court has found Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, the notorious head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, guilty on all charges, Reuters reported Feb. 12.

Why It Matters: Although Guzman faces the possibility of life in prison, his sentencing will likely have little effect on the Sinaloa cartel — which Guzman's sons, who are often referred to as Los Chapitos, and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia now run.

Background: The Sinaloa cartel is one of Mexico's largest and most brutal drug trafficking organizations. Guzman was arrested in January 2016 and extradited to the United States in January 2017.

Read More:

Article Search

Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stratfor Worldview


To empower members to confidently understand and navigate a continuously changing and complex global environment.