Joaquín Guzmán Loera

Joaquín Guzmán Loera

Drug Lord
Born Dec 25, 1954
Age 61
Other Names El Chapo

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera is a Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was initially formed.

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Joaquín Guzmán Loera
Joaquín Guzmán Loera
Age 61


  • Édgar Guzmán López
    Édgar Guzmán López
  • Ivan Archivaldo Guzman
    Ivan Archivaldo Guzman

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1954 Birth Sources disagree on the date of birth of Guzmán Loera, with some stating he was born on December 25, 1954, while others report he was born on April 4, 1957. … Read More


1977 22 Years Old In 1977 he married Alejandrina María Salazar Hernández in a small ceremony in the town of Jesús María, Sinaloa. … Read More


1993 38 Years Old Guzmán was captured in Guatemala on June 9, 1993, and extradited to Mexico and sentenced to 20 years and 9 months in prison for drug trafficking, criminal association and bribery charges. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old On November 22, 1995, he was transferred to the Puente Grande maximum security prison in Jalisco, after being convicted of three crimes: possession of firearms, drug trafficking and the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo (the charge would later be dismissed by another judge). … Read More
2001 46 Years Old After a ruling by the Supreme Court of Mexico made it easier for extradition to occur between Mexico and the United States, Guzmán bribed several guards to aid his escape. On January 19, 2001, Francisco "El Chito" Camberos Rivera, a prison guard, opened Guzman's electronically operated cell door, where Guzmán got in a laundry cart that Camberos rolled through several doors and eventually out the front door. … Read More
2004 49 Years Old On September 11, 2004, Rodolfo, his wife and two young children were visiting a Culiacán shopping mall. … Read More


On February 15, 2005, his son Iván Archivaldo was arrested in Guadalajara. … Read More
2007 52 Years Old In November 2007, Guzmán married 18-year-old beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro in Canelas, Durango. In August 2011, Coronel Aispuro, a citizen of the United States, gave birth to twin girls in a Los Angeles (California) County Hospital.
The Beltrán Leyva brothers ordered the assassination of Guzmán's son, Édgar Guzmán Lopez, on May 8, 2008, in Culiacán an action that brought massive retaliation from Guzmán. … Read More
Mexican lawmen "nearly nabbed" Guzmán Loera in a coastal mansion in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, on February 19, 2012, just a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with foreign ministers in the same peninsula resort town. … Read More
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