Meet The Mexican Drug Lord Who Is Flooding Heroine Into Chicago and Inciting Gang Violence

The Chicago Crime Commission in February named Joaquin Guzman the city's public enemy No. 1, a designation given originally to Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone. Photographer: M. Spencer Green/ AP Photo

The Chicago Crime Commission in February named Joaquin Guzman the city’s public enemy No. 1. Courtesy: M. Spencer Green/ AP Photo

As the murder rate in Chicago continues to skyrocket, the question that many are asking is… why? What happened? What factors on the ground are creating a breeding ground for the upswing in violent crime? Although many have pointed to the recession, that only tells part of the story.

Bloomberg reports that Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman supplies “80 percent of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine — with a street value of $3 billion — that floods the Chicago region each year.” He operates from a highly guarded and secure area in northern Mexico, and he is one of the most feared drug dealers in the trade and employs over 150,000 people.

Guzman, also known as El Chapo, has created a “steady flow” of drugs to Chicago, creating a turf war among Chicago’s African-American and Latino gangs.

“Most of Chicago’s violent crime comes from gangs trying to maintain control of drug-selling territories,” said Jack Riley, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “Guzman supplies a majority of the narcotics that fuel this violence.”


Police say Guzman has deliberately set a goal for making Chicago his “home port.”  According to Art Bilek, executive vice president of the Chicago Crime Commission, Guzman has succeeded in making Chicago a hot spot for drugs.

“We had freelance distributors in Chicago before,” Bilek says. “Guzman has taken them over one by one. He centralized everything — the shipping, warehousing and distribution of drugs, and the collection and transport of money back to Mexico.”

Bilek says cartel leaders in the city help with flow.

Since Guzman has gained total control, he has raised prices, causing gang members to fight for turn to increase profits.

From Bloomberg:

With Guzman gaining near-monopoly control, they can’t negotiate prices: He personally dictates how much distributors pay his operatives, court documents allege. In the past decade, wholesale heroin prices have doubled in Chicago to the current cost of $80,000 a kilogram, says Nick Roti, head of anti-gang enforcement for the city’s police. For street sellers to keep profits flowing, they must seize ground in sometimes lethal block-by-block combat.

The murders during the Guzman era far surpass those of the 1990s crack era. Guzman has also taken advantages of the fact that racketeering laws have taken gang leaders off the street. The destabilization of gangs and the gang hierarchy also impacts the level of violence.

“The biggest driver of violence in Chicago — and where it’s becoming difficult to address — is the factionalizing or breaking down of the bigger gangs into these smaller cliques,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

 

Last year over 500 people were killed in Chicago.

 

 

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BigWood1
BigWood1

Below is a summary of what is happening in southern California, coming to a town near you;

A leader of the Azusa 13 street gang and his son were sentenced in federal court Monday to lengthy prison terms after pleading guilty to conspiring to attack blacks and force them to leave the city.

Santiago "Chico" Rios was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess. His son, Louie "Lil Chico" Rios, who is hearing-impaired and required a sign-language interpreter, received a 10-year sentence.

At sentencing, prosecutors said Santiago Rios was a "proponent of the racial cleansing of the city of Los Angeles" and an admitted participant in "every significant aspect of the gang's activities."

The Rioses and 49 other gang members were arrested in June 2011 and charged with, among other things, a conspiracy to "cleanse" LA of its black residents, according to prosecutors.

soul60
soul60

This situation is actually worse than the contra,cia genocide crack cocaine operation and a vast % of   all these mentally brainwashed,programmed criminals are to blind to see it.

Slamm
Slamm

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TEXTING AND CHATTING IT’S HARD TO IGNORE

WITH CLASS DIVISIONS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY

SHOULD THEY CALL THIS A DEMOCRACY?

CHANGING THE RULES THEY MAKE TO UPHOLD

SERVE THEIR OWN INTEREST AND HOLLOW GOALS

WATCH WHAT YOU SAY THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU’VE BEEN HOOD-WINKED

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY HE’S UPPITY

IT JUST SHOWS YOUR CULTURAL STUPIDITY

IN DESPERATE NEED OF REDEMPTION AND ABOLITION

WHEN WILL IT CEASE FROM RELATIONS OF EXPLOITATION?

OUR PEOPLE SUFFER EVERYDAY FROM LACK AND OPPRESSION

WHILE AMERIKKKA CONTINUES IT’S WORLD DOMINATION

PEOPLE OF COLOR COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN

WHEN THEY SIGNED THEIR NAME TO THAT SUB-PRIME LOAN

NOW THEY ARE VICTIMS OF PREDATORY LENDERS

MORE OR LESS THE FIRST OFFENDERS

WHERE YOU HAVE RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES

THERE YOU’LL FIND ALL THE IRREGULARITIES

STATISTICAL PROOF OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

IT BEGAN IN THE DAYS OF THE SLAVE PLANTATION

THEY CREATE INSTITUTIONS FOR HIGH INCARCERATIONS

CLOSE OUR CHILDREN’S SCHOOLS EQUAL LOW GRADUATIONS

WHILE WE SEEK OPPORTUNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES WITH OUR LACK OF UNITY

FEELINGS OF DEEP DESPAIR RUNNING THROUGH THE AIR

HOMELESS DYING IN THE STREETS DOES ANYONE CARE?

THE PLAGUE OF VIOLENCE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

CANDLES BURN ON THE CORNER WHERE THAT CHILD ONCE STOOD

THE SYSTEMATIC FACTORS OF DON’T ASK DON’T TELL

SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT’S A HARD SELL

WHILE THE BIG DISEASE WITH THE LITTLE NAME

WREAK HAVOC, MISERY, SUFFERING AND PAIN ©2012

BigWood1
BigWood1

The drug dealing mexicans decided to wait until Obama's second term to turn up their American drug operations. The drug lords calculated Obama would be too afraid to damage the legacy of his presidency or ruin the relationship with his precious mexican supporters to invade mexico and destroy their drug operations but, he's more than willing to order US troops to Syria to invade a country that poses no immediate threat to the US. Seems the mexican drug lords were correct about Obama..

ROBERT@atx
ROBERT@atx

ONE of EL- CHAPO'S top men is in federal custody in CHICAGO his name JESUS ZAMBADA NIEBLA for trafficking 5 ton's of cocaine into CHICAGO; but he and his lawyer claim he cannot be prosecuted because NEIBLA had a agreement with the D.E.A that allowed him to transport cocaine into CHICAGO in exchange for information on other MEXICAN cartel's and apparently it's true because he has yet to be prosecuted.

OUR government is up to it's neck in drug trafficking and money laundering!

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david19082
david19082

People like to talk about how black people can solve all these issues of drug related crime and killings on their own. This is an example where the federal government needs to step in. We don't need another pull yourself up by your boot straps speech from the president. He's talking about going to war with Syria he ought to be going to war with these Mexican drug lords.

ole'skool
ole'skool

Chicago and Mexico murder rates appear to be the same. So why can't DEA take this guy out? You mean to tell me they can't infiltrate his lair? Why did our government let this drug monster get such a large web drug distribution in the US?

BigWood1
BigWood1

Santiago Rios was a reputed Azusa 13 "keyholder" — a shotcaller anointed by the Mexican Mafia prison gang to tax drug dealers, sell drugs and funnel the proceeds to Mafia members, according to a federal plea agreement.

In that position, he implemented an Azusa 13 policy dating from 1992 of targeting and harassing black people in LA, according to the agreement. The push to attack blacks was allegedly instigated by Ruben Rodriguez, a Mexican Mafia member from LA who has since died.

The gang would assault blacks they spotted in public places and spray racist graffiti. Some gang recruits were asked to attack blacks as a way of proving their worth to Azusa 13, according to the plea agreement.

soul60
soul60

@Slamm - Classic poetry and I need to read it again for sure.

You should make copies and spread them all over the streets of chi-town.

Slamm
Slamm

@ROBERTATX Good looking out Bro Robert, your wisdom on this is on point, also.... don't forget the Chicago Police! as well, I certainly believe they have their hands and pockets involved with this, too bad the gangbangers can't see what they are doing, plus, how the hell is the drugs getting into Chicago (from Mexico) so easily anyway?

BigWood1
BigWood1

@david19082 The US is so full of crapp it ain't even funny and that includes Barack Obama. The US has an agreement with the mexican mafia that allows them to sell illegal drugs on US soil without fear of retribution or invasion. What is the REAL reason America won't invade mexico and shut down their drug operations? The government doesn't give a damn about Black people's safety. With all the money African Americans have at our disposal need to fund our own private army and destroy our enemy? It's called Doing for Self.

BigWood1
BigWood1

The Azusa 13 case highlighted how incarcerated Mexican Mafia leaders can create havoc among street gang members they have never met but who obey their orders. Similar cases of the Mexican Mafia influencing Latino gang attacks on blacks have occurred in Hawaiian Gardens, San Bernardino, the Florence-Firestone District, Pacoima, Harbor Gateway, Glassell Park and Highland Park.

Black residents of Southern California say they were unaware Hispanics held such hatred for Blacks. It is no secret that the Mexican and Mexican Americana's plan is to displace African Americans as the dominant non white US group. What is happening in Southern California will take place in Chicago, New York, Houston, Atlanta, Cleveland and all other major cities in the US unless Black people do something to stop it.

david19082
david19082

@BigWood1I agree the government doesn't give a damn about black people and neither does the news media. You would think that a story about our government helping drug lords sell drugs in the US would be a major front page story. But the press is ignoring it. The news media is ignoring this story the same way they did back in the late 80s under President Regan. Back then the government and news media knew the CIA was working with Nicaraguan Contra Rebel drug traffickers selling drugs in the US but ignored it. Some of the truth came out after the crack epidemic practically destroyed black inner cities around the country. Back then like now the news media didn't want to admit how corrupted our government is that they would allow drugs to be sold in the US. No mater who we vote for or how many black faces you see in the government or news media black people have no representation.