El Chapo's drug tunnels, explained America's cocaine habit fueled 1 day ago   09:04

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How El Chapo dug his way to the top of the drug trade.

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Throughout his career as a drug trafficker, tunnels have been the common theme in El Chapo’s story. When he gained control of a major drug trafficking corridor in the late 1980s, Joaquin Guzman Loera — then known as “el Rapido”— was the first to create super tunnels for transporting drugs across the border.

At the time, a crackdown by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) meant Colombian cocaine was in decline and the Mexican narcotrafficker saw an opportunity. By using tunnels to facilitate fast transport, El Chapo leveraged his role as a trafficker to claim new responsibilities as a cultivator and distributor of drugs.

Over the next twenty years, he learned how to use his drug tunnels in ways nobody had ever imagined and his success became dependent on his subterranean inclinations. Although his masterful use of tunnels led him to a maximum security jail cell at Altiplano prison, it would be tunnels that also led him back out again.


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Prince 13
Lock him up. It doesn't matter. Once he's gone someone else will take his place. Just like he took Pablo's.
Kendra Kirke
He should be executed.
Javier G Castro
El chapo means "shorty men"
I Will Steal All Ur Cookies
HAH just commit oof and respawn outside
Spicy Jalepeno
4:03 bruh they really out there just hotboxing the earth 🥵
Phil McCracken
Bestgore for the best cartel videos
theburners32141
Lies. There’s more violence now. The US got rid of the heavy hitter and now the punks are running the show and it’s worst.
ABEZETHIBOU
well he is captured now and in a maximum security jail in colorado...but guess what? the sinaloa cartel still strong and drugs are still coming how is that?? what has change?
Vhert Sanchez
Police help him escape
The Indian Kitchen
Wait isn't he mario
Worms Hip Hop
Prison officials didn't hear the jackhammers i guess
thebananaboatlife
What season of Narcos Mexico do you think this is going to be in?
Feenita charles
At least he believes in climate change and uses clean energy unlike someone ....*cough*cough* trump-*cough*
Zxxyxzxzz
i like how mexico is blamed for all the drugs in the world.....
plmoknty
Just put 2 into his head and problem is solved.
plmoknty
I guess that wall wont work now.
c r a b
How did he fit through that hole
Mercy Football
He’s now prisoned for life
Raj
El Chapo inspired Elon musk.
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America's cocaine habit fueled El Chapo's drug tunnels, explained 1 day ago   06:36

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And it's destroying Guatemala and Honduras.

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Today, the US is facing a migration crisis on its southern border with Mexico. Thousands of people from Central America, especially Guatemala and Honduras, are fleeing their home countries, taking a dangerous journey north through Mexico, and claiming asylum in the US. How did this crisis begin? Much of it can be traced back to the 1970s cocaine trade. Cocaine, which is mostly produced in Colombia, used to be shipped by boat and plane across the Caribbean. But in the 80s and 90s, the US cracked down on this route, so traffickers started shipping their drugs through Central America and over land to Mexico. That created a violent and competitive turf war between gangs and organizations in Guatemala and Honduras, and after the governments cracked down, violence only increased, forcing people to flee, often to the US.

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