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A Wells Fargo personal banker pleaded guilty to helping launder millions of dollars for drug traffickers like the Sinaloa cartel

Money-laundering organizations recruited people who would open bank accounts for the cartel's drug money, according to US investigators.
A man walks by the "Chapo" roast chicken restaurant near the main plaza of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's hometown in the municipality of Badiraguato, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, July 17, 2015.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman is awaiting his fate in a US jail, but the Sinaloa cartel already has its next fight lined up

"El Chapo" Guzman was convicted two months ago, but members of his cartel in Mexico haven't hesitated to go after rivals in the criminal underworld.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s reign is finally at an end — here’s how he compares to Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar

Escobar and Guzman dealt with different challenges and different markets, but both amassed incredible amounts power and influence.
US Marines deploy concertina wire at the US-Mexico border in preparation for the arrival of a caravan of migrants at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, November 15, 2018.

Mexicans in the world’s most violent city are taking barbed wire right off the border wall to protect their own homes

Some of the concertina wire US troops installed on the wall between San Diego and Tijuana has reappeared on homes south of the border.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, during his extradition to New York, January 19, 2017.

The US got ‘El Chapo’ Guzman — now it has to get his $14 billion

US prosecutors said when they convicted the Sinaloa cartel chief they would go after his $14 billion in drug profits. Now they just have to find it.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman shortly after his extradition to the US, in New York on January 19, 2017, shown in a photo released on February 12, 2019.

Convicted kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is likely heading to the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ — a US prison where no one has ev...

US authorities have said little about where the convicted cartel chief could serve his time, but he seems likely to head to ADX Florence in Colorado.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives in New York after his extradition from Mexico, January 19, 2017.

Mexican cartel kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman found guilty in New York trial

The verdict came after six days of deliberations and 11 weeks of testimony in a New York federal court.
Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez Gonzalez, crouching, looks into a tunnel to Altiplano prison used by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to escape, on the outskirts of Mexico City, July 12, 2015.

The trial of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is revealing more details about his daring escapes

Some of the most recent revelations during Guzman's trial have concerned his two jailbreaks, which helped boost his stature in the narco underworld.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City, February 14, 2017.

A witness says ‘El Chapo’ Guzman paid off a Mexican president with a $100 million bribe

Accusations of bribes to the highest level of Mexico's government have emerged again in the trial of Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Vicente Zambada Niebla in Mexico City after his arrest, March 19, 2009.

The Sinaloa cartel wanted to smuggle 100 tons of cocaine on an oil tanker — one of many shocking allegations from the son of one of the cartel&#...

Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, was involved in the Sinaloa cartel from a young age, and he shared details of its operations.