El Chapo is truly one of the greatest. He is the Michael Jordan of drug dealing. Unstoppable, untouchable, fearless, and clever, he has pulled a finesse move on the U.S. again. The U.S. government has not been able to find a cent of El Chapo’s $14 Billion fortune (although they have found some minor assets).
No matter how hard they try, it will be very difficult for them to find El Chapo’s money because his money is not in the financial system. He is very smart because of this, he must have known that someday he would get caught and if the money was in the system, his assets would be frozen. This idea may have dawned on him after his first arrest.
This is a man who has studied what has happened to past dealers. He learned from their mistakes and crafted his own way of doing things. He is a genius. What is sad is that he could have been very successful in the legit business if he put his mind to it. Maybe he was addicted to the money or the power. Or maybe he just wanted to help the thousands of people in poverty by giving them high paying jobs.
The fact that the Mexican government is corrupt helped him as well as they are paid millions of dollars to be of service to him. Everybody from the policemen to the governors have worked for El Chapo at some point in their careers. This just shows the extent to how corrupt Mexico is and proves that money still talks in third-world countries.
Amid the arrest of El Chapo, the Sinaloa cartel is having a tough time of late with the arrest of Number 2 Damaso Lopez Nunez. Also the emergence of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel as a new power-house doesn’t help either.
Either way, with their top lieutenants down, the Sinaloa cartel will have a tough time recovering. There is a lot of infighting within the group for power and as they do this their enemies are fast encroaching on their territories. This struggle for power must be stopped and they must work together to choose a new successor or else their empire will be over.
As you can see, greed remains rampant in this industry as former allies turns into enemies as soon as their top leaders are gone. What would El Chapo think of all of this? This must be embarrassing for him because it took 30 years to build his empire and now it is disappearing right in front of his eyes.
This is a good lesson to be learned if you are a boss. You should have a succession plan in place which lists your number 2 and number 3. And in it, you will list the responsibilities which are to be shared among the group. By doing this it may keep the group together after you get arrested or killed.