Who is the most powerful drug lord in the United States?

July 1, 2020 Off By idswater

Who is the most powerful drug lord in the United States?

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Guzman is the most notorious drug lord of all time, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In the 1980s he was a member of the Guadalajara Cartel and used to work for Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo.

Who started the drug cartel in Mexico?

The Guadalajara Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Guadalajara) also known as the Federation was a Mexican drug cartel which was formed in the late 1970s by Rafael Caro Quintero, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo in order to ship cocaine and marijuana to the United States.

Why do cartels exist?

A cartel is a group of independent market participants who collude with each other in order to improve their profits and dominate the market. Cartels are usually associations in the same sphere of business, and thus an alliance of rivals. Cartel behavior includes price fixing, bid rigging, and reductions in output.

How do cartels work?

A drug cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drug trafficking operations. They range from loosely managed agreements among various drug traffickers to formalized commercial enterprises.

What cartels are in Colombia now?

The illegal drug trade in Colombia has, since the 1970s, centered successively on four major drug trafficking cartels: Medellin, Cali, Norte del Valle, and North Coast, as well as several bandas criminales, or BACRIMs.

Who is the current leader of the Medellín cartel?

Pablo Escobar
Medellín Cartel

Founded by Pablo Escobar †
Territory Colombia (Antioquia), Panamá, California, New York City, Florida, Norman’s Cay
Ethnicity Colombians and international people out of Colombia.
Membership 750,000
Leader(s) Pablo Escobar Gustavo Gaviria

Where is drug lord El Chapo?

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán
Wanted by Attorney General of Mexico, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and numerous sub-national entities.
Escaped 1st escape: 19 January 2001 2nd escape: 11 July 2015
Imprisoned at ADX Florence in Florence, Colorado, US
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Who is the leader of Sinaloa Cartel?

Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar
Sinaloa Cartel/Leaders