Mexico: Takedown of Guzman may have little impact on flow of drugs

Posted on February 23, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Mexico, Police/Military Activity reported that the humiliating takedown of fugitive Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — busted shirtless in a seaside hotel room and marched before the media as he was whisked away to jail after more than a decade on the run — is a major moral victory but will do little to stem the flow of drugs across the border and into American cities, experts say. “This is an absolutely huge get,” said Sylvia Longmire, a former Air Force captain and California intelligence official who has studied the ultraviolent Mexican cartels extensively. “Taking a look at the day-to-day impact, the drugs are going to continue to flow … when the CEO is gone, the board of directors is still running the show. It would really take dismembering the entire organization to see a disruption.” Read Article

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