More than 30 luxury cars and motorcycles were confiscated in El Chapo’s hometown of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. The vehicles were seized in a series of raids by the Mexican government over the span of a week. More than a dozen military-grade weapons were also confiscated during the raids in the city, which serves as the home base of the Sinaloa Cartel. Cartel leader Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is still on the run after escaping from Mexico’s maximum security Altiplano prison in July.
Escape vehicle: Once inside, Guzman rode through the tunnel on a getaway motorbike that had been put on to rails
Cartel leader, 60-year-old Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, who’s worth an estimated $3billion, is one of most wanted men after his dramatic Shawshank-style escape from Mexico’s maximum security Altiplano prison.
In one of the raids, the Mexican Navy took part in a high-speed chase after the driver of a vehicle tried to run down security with his car, the Mexican Navy said in a news release.
Authorities managed to ‘contain the threat’ by killing one and injuring another passenger in the car, according to the
Mexico’s special investigation unit for organized crime, SEIDO, helped conduct the raids and performed an ongoing investigation.
SIEDO and the Mexican Navy have worked to reduce crime rate and increase state security in Culiacan, the birth place of the ‘largest and most powerful’ drug cartel in Mexico.
The mass seize came as Guzman’s cousin, Manuel Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman, 54, was sentenced to 16 years in a New Hampshire prison for working to distribute cocaine in the United States.