April 6, 2011: San Fernando Drug Massacre Bonus: Shorty Guzman Captured!

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A Brief History

On April 6, 2011, the second San Fernando mass killings incident was discovered.   On February 22, 2014, the day I actually wrote this article, cable and national news outlets trumpeted the capture of Mexican drug Kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, known as “Shorty” or “El Chapo” in Spanish.

Digging Deeper

Although not the drug lord responsible for the San Fernando massacres, as head of the Sinaloa cartel his underlings have committed perhaps hundreds of murders, massacres, and have certainly planted more than a few mass graves!  Making billions of dollars of ill gotten profits a year, Guzman was perhaps the biggest of the big Mexican drug lords and was considered the number one target of drug law enforcement in Mexico.

Guzman, age 56, had narrowly escaped a raid to arrest him a few days prior to his arrest by fleeing through secret tunnels while raiding police had to fight their way through reinforced steel doors.  This time, there would be no escape and Guzman was captured without a shot being fired. It is very possible if not likely that the US government drug enforcement authorities had a hand in locating and perhaps planning his arrest, as the US had a $5 million bounty on him.

It is estimated 80,000 people have died in Mexican drug violence, just since 2007!  It does not get much more cracked than that!

The president of Mexico had tasked his Marine Corps to conduct the search for and arrest of Guzman as he considers them the least corrupt government agency!

Historical Evidence

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Major Dan

Major Dan is a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Cold War and has traveled to many countries around the world. Prior to his military service, he graduated from Cleveland State University, having majored in sociology. Following his military service, he worked as a police officer eventually earning the rank of captain prior to his retirement.