(NEW YORK) — The key to capturing one of the world’s most wanted men may have been the thing he held dearest: his family.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had been on the lam for more than a decade, eluding authorities who say he is at least partially responsible for “the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe,” as Attorney General Eric Holder put it.
The alleged drug kingpin has also long been ranked among the richest men in the world by Forbes and drug enforcement experts had conservatively estimated the cartel’s revenues at over $3 billion annually.
Before his infamous 2001 Mexican prison escape, Guzman had been serving a 20-year sentence for bribery and criminal association.
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