Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' among 24 indicted in El Paso
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:14:22 GMT —
Federal officials have unsealed the indictment of Mexican drug boss Joaquin Guzman Loera, known as "El Chapo," leader of the Sinaloa cartel and one of the world's richest men.
The 14-count indictment was returned April 11, but federal officials announced it Tuesday in El Paso.
The 28-page indictment names Guzman and 23 others they allege were involved in the operations and management of the cartel.
The U.S. has offered a $5 million reward leading to his capture.
The wide-ranging racketeering case covers conspiracies to move large quantities of cocaine and marijuana, launder the profits and kill U.S. residents.
The Sinaloa cartel's efforts in recent years to control lucrative smuggling routes through Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across the border from El Paso, have unleashed waves of violence.