The ‘Sinaloa’ cartel
It is probably the most powerful smuggling organization in Mexico. Until recently it was managed by Joaquín Guzmán Loera, called ‘ El Chapo’. He earned a considerable fortune on drug trafficking. Magazine ‘Forbes’ placed him on the 10th place among the richest people in Mexico in 2011. The ‘Sinaloa’ cartel is active mainly in the center and in the north of the country. In 2016, ‘El Chapo’ was captured by the Mexican marines in Los Mochis in Sinaloa state. He is currently imprisoned in the United States. The position of the ‘Sinaloa’ cartel has weakened recently.