A year ago, the Chicago Crime Commission announced that alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was “Public Enemy No. 1” because he was identified as that city's main supplier of narcotics.
The same label was given to to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars in Chicago
Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel has been blamed for 25 percent of the illegal drugs brought into the U.S.
But on Saturday, El Chapo was captured in Mexico, capping a 13-year manhunt (below).
But observers say rival cartels are watching for opportunities to move in on the Sinaloa Cartel’s turf.
And, as current events have shown, when cartels compete, people die.
Read more in this report by Tim Johnson of the foreign staff of The McClatchy Company, which owns the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
-- Bill Miller