Updated 06:52 AM EST, Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman Recaptured Despite His Contributions to Peña Nieto's Campaign & the PRI

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Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has finally been captured in what former head of the DEA in El Paso, Texas, called a "great victory" for Mexico and the US, reported Regeneracion Mexico.

However, Jordan said he was surprised that El Chapo was arrested in Mexico, telling the press, "I never thought that the PRI were going to arrest 'Chapo' Guzman because they got a lot of money to Peña Nieto's campaign, so I surprised when he was arrested back in Mazatlan."

He also noted that Guzman had been essential in contributing to the campaign of now-president Pena Nieto. The Guardian noted that the theatrical escapes from the drug lord have been carried out on collusion with the Mexican government, who were controlled by the Sinaola cartel that he's been heading.

After all, when he first escaped in 2001, it was by the use of a laundry basket, which people to this day still refused to believe as probable. He was recaptured but then escaped again in 2015 when he was caught on prison cameras disappearing into a tunnel from under the shower in his cell.

Both escapes led people to believe that at that point, even the president must be in cahoots with the escapee.

Jordan himself was convinced that Pena Nieto was involved at some point, adding that something must have gone wrong between the president and the drug lord, now that El Chapo has been captured yet again. Jordan said, "something went wrong when 'Chapo' paid the (PRI) billions of dollars to not touch it and paid millions of dollars to (PAN) to let him out the last time; Chapo has all the money in the world."

Another possibility is that El Chapo surrendered with a set form of negotiation with the federal government.

Of course, these are mere speculations at this point, and officially, news broke that Mexico is willing to extradite El Chapo to the US. The St. Louis Post Dispatch added that this is a sharp reversal from their position from the 2014 capture.

An unnamed Mexican official said, "Mexico is ready. There are plans to cooperate with the U.S."

Still, he cautioned that the process could be lengthy, and US prosecutors will have to wait before they can get their hands on the most wanted drug trafficker in Mexico.

Manilio Fabio Beltrones, president of Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party said, "He has a lot of outstanding debts to pay in Mexico, but if it's necessary, he can pay them in other places."

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