Criminals similar to or like Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international crime syndicate. Wikipedia

  • Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada

    Mexican suspected drug lord and leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international crime syndicate based in Sinaloa state, Mexico. Before he assumed leadership of the entire cartel, he served as the logistical coordinator for its Zambada-García faction, which has overseen the trafficking of cocaine and heroin into Chicago and other US cities by train, ship, jet, or narco-submarine. Wikipedia

  • Juan José Esparragoza Moreno

    Mexican drug lord and leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. Originally a member of the Dirección Federal de Seguridad (DFS) police agency, he founded the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1970s along with other drug kingpins in Mexico. Wikipedia

  • Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix

    Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. The oldest of seven brothers and headed the criminal organization early in the 1990s alongside them. Wikipedia

  • Mexican drug lord and leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization. The brother of Arturo Beltrán Leyva , former leader of the cartel. Wikipedia

  • Mexican suspected drug lord and former leader of the Juárez Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. Based in Chihuahua, one of the primary transportation routes for billions of dollars' worth of illegal drug shipments entering the United States from Mexico annually. Wikipedia

  • Mexican drug trafficker who co-founded the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and other drug traffickers in the 1970s. Brother of fellow drug trafficker Miguel Caro Quintero, the founder and former leader of the defunct Sonora Cartel. Wikipedia

  • Mexican drug trafficker and former leader of the Mexican criminal organization known as the Tijuana Cartel or "Arellano-Félix Organization". One of Mexico's most powerful drug lords and the supplier of one-third of the U.S.'s cocaine. Wikipedia

  • Convicted Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. One of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords. Wikipedia

  • Former Mexican drug lord and leader of the Tijuana Cartel involved in drug-smuggling operations from Mexico to the United States. One of the three large Mexican drug cartels, along with the Gulf Cartel and the Juárez Cartel. Wikipedia

  • Mexican suspected drug lord and high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal group based in Sinaloa. Son of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, once considered Mexico's most-wanted drug lord. Wikipedia

  • Incarcerated Mexican drug lord with the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel. Created by the four Beltrán Leyva brothers: Carlos, Héctor, Alfredo and Arturo. Wikipedia

  • Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela

    Colombian former drug lord, who once was one of the leaders of the Cali Cartel, based in the city of Cali. Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, along with his brother Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela and José Santacruz Londoño, formed the Cali Cartel in the 1970s. Wikipedia

  • Convicted Mexican drug lord who formed the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s, and controlled almost all of the drug trafficking in Mexico and the corridors along the Mexico–United States border. Arrested for the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who was tortured to death on one of Félix Gallardo's ranches. Wikipedia

  • Mexican-American drug lord and a lieutenant of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, a criminal group based in Sinaloa. Enforcement squad called Los Negros. Wikipedia

  • Enrique Plancarte Solís

    Mexican drug lord and high-ranking leader of the Knights Templar Cartel, a drug cartel headquartered in the state of Michoacán. Top leader of the split-off group La Familia Michoacana. Wikipedia

  • Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Knights Templar Cartel, a criminal organization based in the state of Michoacán. Former leader and founder member of La Familia Michoacana drug cartel, the split-off group of the Knights Templar. Wikipedia

  • Organized crime figure and the leader of the Mexican drug trafficking organization known as the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, which is headed by the Beltrán Leyva brothers: Marcos Arturo, Carlos, Alfredo and Héctor. Responsible for cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine production, transportation and wholesaling. Wikipedia

  • Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela

    Colombian drug lord, formerly one of the leaders of the Cali Cartel, based in the city of Cali. Younger brother of Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela. Wikipedia

  • Carlos Lehder

    Former German-Colombian drug lord who was co-founder of the Medellín Cartel. Currently imprisoned in the United States. Wikipedia

  • Juan Carlos Ramírez Abadía

    Drug trafficker who, until his capture, was one of the leaders of the North Valley Cartel (Norte del Valle Cartel), who was wanted on drug smuggling, murder and RICO charges in the United States of America. Believed Ramírez also participated in money laundering and trafficking of heroin. Wikipedia

  • Fausto Isidro Meza Flores

    Mexican drug lord and high-ranking leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. Also the alleged leader of Los Mazatlecos and was right-hand man of the now deceased drug lord Héctor and the incarcerated Alfredo Beltrán Leyva. Wikipedia

  • Suspected Mexican drug trafficker, assassin and the leader of "Las Fuerzas Especiales de Los Dámaso", an enforcer group of the Sinaloa Cartel. Allegedly responsible for over 150 murders in Mexico and multiple outbreaks of violence in La Paz. Wikipedia

  • Colombian drug lord who was one of the leaders of the notorious Medellín Cartel along with the Ochoa Brothers and Pablo Escobar. Acknowledged as one of the world's most successful drug dealers. Wikipedia

  • Leader of the Colima Cartel, a Mexican methamphetamine and precursor drug smuggling organization. On June 1, 1998, Luis and Jesús Amezcua were arrested in Guadalajara by agents from the Mexican counter-narcotics agency, Fiscalia Especial Para Atencion a los Delitos Contra la Salud (FEADS). Wikipedia

  • Leader of the Colima Cartel, a Mexican methamphetamine and meth-precursor smuggling organization. The Colima cartel has become a branch of the Sinaloa Cartel as are the Milenio Cartel, Guadalajara Cartel, and Sonora Cartels. Wikipedia

  • Former Mexican drug lord and high-ranking leader of La Familia Michoacana, a drug trafficking organization which is based in Michoacán, Mexico. Allegedly in charge of operations under La Familia leaders Nazario Moreno González and José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, who are both on Mexico's most-wanted list of drug suspects. Wikipedia

  • Former hitman for the Medellín Cartel, a drug smuggling group from Colombia. Described as at one point being the "chief assassin" for the Cartel's leader Pablo Escobar. Wikipedia

  • Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld during the 1980s, all the way to the early 2000s. Responsible for up to 200 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California. Wikipedia

  • American World War II veteran, horticulturist, and drug courier for a branch of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. Interviewed by The New York Times writer Sam Dolnick regarding the investigation into the world’s oldest drug mule. Wikipedia

  • Former Mexican drug lord who was one of the 31 original founding members and third-in-command of the criminal organization known as Los Zetas. Trained in counter-insurgency and locating and apprehending drug cartel members. Wikipedia


Sentences forJoaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

  • Also, drug-related murders, including murders of law-enforcement officers by narco-traffickers led by Joaquín Guzmán Loera ("el Chapo", or "Shorty"), (38 in 2007 according to a March 2008 issue of the newspaper Diario de Chihuahua) have been on the rise.Chihuahua City-Wikipedia
  • This drug's mass trade is believed to have been possible by notorious drug dealing kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán who ran the Sinaloa Cartel.Illegal drug trade-Wikipedia
  • Prior to his death, Torres Félix was a key figure and major drug trafficker for Ismael Zambada García and Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Mexico's most-wanted man.Mexican Drug War-Wikipedia
  • Peña's handling of the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping and the 2015 escape of drug lord "El Chapo" Guzmán from the Altiplano maximum security prison sparked international criticism.Mexican Drug War-Wikipedia
  • One notable incident was the "Black Swan operation" where Joaquín Guzmán Loera was finally captured.Mexican Drug War-Wikipedia
  • Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was arrested on January 8, 2016, and extradited to the United States a year later.Mexican Drug War-Wikipedia
  • In the Netflix documentary Cuando conocí al Chapo: La historia de Kate del Castillo focused on the story of how actress Kate del Castillo met Mexican drug dealer Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.Televisa-Wikipedia
  • On 11 July 2015 "El Chapo" escaped from a maximum security prison, which is his second successful jailbreak from a maximum security facility in 14 years.Sinaloa Cartel-Wikipedia
  • When Héctor Luis Palma Salazar (a.k.a. El Güero Palma) was arrested on 23 June 1995 by the Mexican Army, his partner Joaquín Guzmán Loera took leadership of the cartel.Sinaloa Cartel-Wikipedia
  • On February 17, 2014, investigators from Mexico and the United States learned that Joaquín Guzmán Loera, or El Chapo, was using underground sewage tunnels in Culiacán by constructing hatches connecting to the drainage network in the bathtubs of his city "stash houses".Culiacán-Wikipedia
  • A day after Mexican officials announced the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in a bloody raid, Rolling Stone revealed on January 9, 2016 that Sean Penn, along with actress Kate del Castillo, had conducted a secret interview with El Chapo prior to his arrest.Sean Penn-Wikipedia
  • The cartel was led by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, who was Mexico's most-wanted drug trafficker with an estimated net worth of U.S. $1 billion made him the 1140th richest man in the world and the 55th most powerful, according to his Forbes magazine profile.Mexican Drug War-Wikipedia
  • His handling of the Iguala mass kidnapping in 2014 and escaped drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from Altiplano prison in 2015 sparked international criticism.Enrique Peña Nieto-Wikipedia
  • It has been frequently asserted in the media that del Castillo was romantically involved with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, allegations that the actress vehemently denies.Kate del Castillo-Wikipedia
  • Meanwhile, Joaquín Guzmán Loera and Ismael Zambada García would take over Pacific coast operations, becoming the Sinaloa Cartel.Mexican Drug War-Wikipedia
  • After the arrest of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, the cartel is now headed by Ismael Zambada García (aka El Mayo) and Guzmán's sons, Alfredo Guzmán Salazar and Ivan Archivaldo Salazar.Sinaloa Cartel-Wikipedia
  • On 11 May 2008, Alfonso Gutiérrez Loera, cousin of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, and 5 other drug traffickers were arrested after a shootout with Federal Police officers in Culiacan, Sinaloa.Sinaloa Cartel-Wikipedia
  • Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was known to frequently visit the island.Margarita Island-Wikipedia
  • Joaquín Guzmán "El Chapo" leader of the Sinaloa Cartel operated a cannery in Guadalajara producing "Comadre Jalapeños" in order to ship cocaine to the US.Jalapeño-Wikipedia
  • Reports of increased violence in the Los Cabos municipality are connected to the 2016 arrest of drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, nicknamed "El Chapo," following an interview with US actor Sean Penn for Rolling Stone Magazine.Los Cabos Municipality-Wikipedia
  • On January 9, 2012, del Castillo publicly posted an essay on Twitter (using Twextra) discussing social issues in Mexico that included controversial statements directed towards Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous head of the Sinaloa Cartel.Kate del Castillo-Wikipedia
  • The apparent death of Lazcano may benefit three parties: the Mexican Navy, who scored a significant blow to organized crime with the death of Lazcano; Miguel Treviño Morales, who rose as the "uncontested" leader of Los Zetas; and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and the main rival of Los Zetas.Mexican Drug War-Wikipedia
  • "El Muñeco" is considered to be one of the most important lieutenants of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, evident from his control of the planting, production, and trafficking of drugs in Sonora and in the mountains of Chihuahua, which were sent predominantly to the US.Sinaloa Cartel-Wikipedia
  • Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was also sent here.Supermax prison-Wikipedia
  • Other dictators and drug lords incorporated by Juliá are Fidel Castro's spontaneous speaking, Muammar Gaddafi and Idi Amin's brutality, as well as El Chapo's reclusiveness.M. Bison-Wikipedia
  • He was jailed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, which has held prisoners such as John Gotti, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and Paul Manafort.Jeffrey Epstein-Wikipedia
  • At that point, his old organization broke up into two factions: the Tijuana Cartel led by his nephews, the Arellano Félix brothers, and the Sinaloa Cartel, run by former lieutenants Héctor Luis Palma Salazar and Joaquín Guzmán Loera, a.k.a. El Chapo.Tijuana Cartel-Wikipedia
  • Second generation Sinaloan traffickers such as Rafael Caro Quintero, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and Avilés Pérez' nephew Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán would claim they learned all they knew about 'narcotraficantes' while serving in the Avilés organization.Sinaloa Cartel-Wikipedia
  • To be exact, experts told InSight Crime that the peace exists because Joaquín Guzmán Loera wants it that way, and argued that his organization—the Sinaloa Cartel—has become spread too thin with its wars with Los Zetas and the Juárez Cartel and that opening a third war would be inconvenient.Tijuana Cartel-Wikipedia
  • On July 27, 2015, Funny or Die reunited four of the five Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? members on-camera (and the 5th via music only) to record & perform a comedy parody version of the TV theme song, regarding the recent escape & pursuit of Mexican drug lord El Chapo, entitled "Where In The World Is El Chapo?".Rockapella-Wikipedia

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