If you've ever snorted the proprietary blend of chemicals that your drug dealer claims to be cocaine, then you owe El Chapo Guzman a pat on the back! The infinitesimal speck of charlie that may or may not remain in your Friday night party favour can probably be traced back to Latin America, meaning it's probably been trafficked by the Sinaloa Cartel, meaning it's been moved at the behest of its leader, El Chapo.
The drug lord caused a stir this weekend when he escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico via a series of tunnels. This isn't his first break-out and, if he's ever caught again, probably won't be his last. People are scratching their heads as to how El Chapo pulled it off, but when varying reports estimate his wealth at around $1 billion, you know he probably excavated that tunnel with a big pick-axe of bribes.
The Sinaloa Cartel has played a crucial role in the drug war that's devastated Mexico and taken the lives of roughly 100,000 people. We should probably think about that the next time we're huffing lines off a cracked iPhone screen.
On a side note, pictures of a drug lord's raided mansion made the rounds on the internet a few years back. They've often been attributed to Guzman. However, El Chapo's success is largely thanks to his ability to keep a low profile, so I can't believe he'd have a crib chock full of panthers, gold-plated weapons and billions in cash.
Fun to look at though.