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El Chapo: The Story of the World's Most Notorious Drug Lord

El Chapo: The Story of the World's Most Notorious Drug Lord

by Terry Burrows


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Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is one of the highest-profile narco-terrorists the world has ever seen. Beginning work aged nine as a farmhand harvesting opium, El Chapo rose to the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel. In 2009, he made the Forbes annual billionaires list and by 2013 he was named Public Enemy Number One.

This gripping account retells the story of his life crimes, imprisonments and multiple prison escapes. It tells the remarkable tale of El Chapo's arrest in Guatemala in 1993, how he continued to run his cartel from his cell in a Mexican jail and his subsequent escape in a prison laundry cart, along with his recapture and ultimate extradition to the US for the Trial of the Century.

Featuring chilling photographs of El Chapo and his associates, this book gives you the inside track on the dog-eat-dog world of international drugs trafficking.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781839406621
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 01/15/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 87,979
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Terry Burrows is an English author and multi-instrumental musician. Author of more than 100 titles, his books include works on music theory and tuition, technology, business, popular psychology and modern history.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Meeting a Demand 11

Chapter 2 Oranges and Poppy Fields 27

Chapter 3 The Fight for Tijuana 51

Chapter 4 The Rise of El Chapo 67

Chapter 5 The Mexican Drug Wars 81

Chapter 6 The Actress and the Narco 97

Chapter 7 The Trial of the Century 117

Chapter 8 The End of the Road 149

Chapter 9 Business as Usual 161

Chapter 10 The New Threat 171

Appendix A The Narcos of Mexico, A-Z 182

Appendix B The Mexican Drug Cartels, A-Z 199

Appendix C A Brief History of Narcotics 211

Appendix D Street Slang 229

Index 237

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