The “Herald of Hoods,” Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is a thorn in the side of the Mexican government and has been for years. The trap god was locked up in 1993 on drug trafficking and murder charges, but managed to escape, after bribing prison guards and hiding in a laundry cart in 2001. They thought they had him again when he was captured in February 2014, but managed to escape maximum-security prison again, even more extravagantly, through tunnels built from his shower to the outside. Since then, the war on El Chapo has been on as the world tries to reel him in. They’ve come close on a few occasions, but the drug lord remains free.
The Mexican authorities scored a victory last week, when the Mexican military sacked El Chapo’s hometown of La Tuna. Dozens of Navy marines seized the town after reports of multiple murders. UPI reports:
The Mexican Navy arrived in La Tuna, a small town in northwest Mexico, on Monday, stopping all travel in and out of the town for several days, Ríodoce reports. An anonymous government source said there have been no arrests and did not reveal details other than “there are dead.”
A good portion of El Chapo’s family is still living in La Tuna, including his mother, Consuelo Loera. During the raid, the marines also seized the ranch belonging to El Chapo’s brother, Aureliano. While Chapo will undoubtedly do all he can to stay free, it must be unsettling to now his folks are under the control of his enemies.