In the United States, to be a marine is to be among the most elite soldiers that the armed forces has to offer. It would not be far-fetched to say the same is true in other nations in the world, that is, unless you’re El Chapo. It will, clearly, take more than specialized military training to apprehend one Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, evidenced by his most recent escape.
A little bit ago, one of El Chapo’s sons tried to throw his father’s hunters off by saying he was in Costa Rica. Since then, it has been well established that El Chapo is still, boldly, in Mexico, where he escaped from a maximum-security prison in Altiplano in July. The Mexican authorities thought they had the Sinaloa Cartel commander-and-chief captured recently, but boy were they wrong. NBC News reports:
Mexican Marines zeroed in on the Sinaloa cartel kingpin after U.S. drug agents intercepted cell phone signals suggesting “El Chapo” was hiding at a ranch near Cosala in the rugged Sierra Madre mountains in western Mexico, according to three sources with knowledge of the operation.
Marines raided the ranch in helicopters, but were forced to turn back after taking fire from suspected Guzman security forces. The Marines later entered the camp on foot and discovered cell phones, medication and two-way radios, but Guzman and his accomplices are believed to have fled on ATVs.
According to reports, the authorities believed that, even after he got away, they still had encircled El Chapo, but after a week and some change of no capture, those hopes are fleeting. However, the authorities have proven that El Chapo is, indeed, human. According to the National Security Cabinet, the world’s leading supplier of heroin and cocaine suffered injuries to “one leg and his face.”
The chase continues.