Transcript for Alleged Drug Lord Joaquin Guzman Arrested
Turn to the other breaking story overnight, the capture of one of the most wanted criminals on the planet who headed the most powerful drug in the world. He was captured ending a 13-year long man hunt. They are responsible for the drugs entering the states. And he was the first public enemy number one since Al Capone. And he controlled most of the city's gangs. He was 67th on the most powerful people list, and his annual revenues exceeded $3 billion. We have more on el chapo in custody. A huge capture. Yes, it was. A true mastermind and lethal. He's responsible for more dead Americans than Osama bin laden. The murderous criminal known aselle chap Poe, or child support, one of the most wanted men in the world, in handcuffs, surrounded by Mexican officers. He is like the Osama bin laden of drug trafficking. Reporter: A kingpin so rich, he made the Forbes magazine's billionaires list. So legendary -- ♪ he's been celebrated in Mexico in music and video. ♪ W Guz mab, finally back in custody after 13 years on the run since bribing his way out of prison. They are thought to be responsible for a quarter of the drugs entering the U.S., marijuana, cocaine, heroin. Thens of thousands may have died because of HIV him through overdoses and associated murders. U.s. Officials have been chasing down leads and arresting associates along the way. They were able to narrow down his location in Mexico. But he was able to escape the raid, leaving in an underground tunnel and using the staircase to evade police. But authorities discovered he was at that Mexican hotel Saturday morning. Univision did a year-long look at his life. The direct impact on America, huge. He oversaw one of the cartels shipping hundreds of tons of drugs into the U.S. Illegal smuggling by submarine, boat, tunnel, any means necessary. It may allow his associates to step in. The organization can survive and continue the control and operations. Reporter: The security for el chapo is likely to be extraordinary. Last time he escaped prison in a laundry basket. After 13 years, behind bars. And from fusion, the chief reporter who covered him extensively. Good morning, thank you for coming in. Reporter: Good ING. El chapo is thought to be responsible for the deaths of thousands in Mexico, but also in the U.S. Can you tell us about the Americans he killed? When you see cocaine, methamphetamine, all the highly dangerous drugs, they are somehow directly or indirectly connected to el chapo. The city in Chicago, 80% of the drugs have been displayed by el chapo. And you have the Latin kings and the other that are responsible for deaths and have their drugs provided by him. That's why he's the Osama bin laden of the drug trade. What does his arrest mean to the drug trade in Chicago? The other cartels are going to try to take the routes into the United States away from the cartel. However, it is believed to have been run by two of the commanders without a direct sort of input from el chapo. With el chapo, you never know. He was able to escape from prison about 13 years ago, and you never know what's going to happen next with him. And obviously with him jailed, there's a power struggle. Who are the names you are looking at now? The two sub commanders, they have been running the operation, and it's believed that zimbad is going to take control. Thank you so much for joining us this morning. Here's a man with a third-grade education and became one of the most powerful people in the world. Extraordinary. And captured without shots fired.
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