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World's Most Wanted Man Arrested
Drug cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman Loera was arrested on Feb. 24, 2014. Loera, known worldwide as El Chapo and the Robin Hood of Sinaloa, was apprehended in the resort town of Mazatlán, Mexico, by Mexican marines and U.S. agents. Federal prosecutors wanted Loera brought to the U.S. to face several charges. However, lawyers for Loera sought and received an injunction against his extradition.
Loera headed the Sinaloa Cartel, which the U.S. considered the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world. Forbes magazine had him ranked as one of the most powerful people in the world since 2009. When he was arrested in 2014, Loera faced charges in at least seven U.S. jurisdictions. On Feb. 25, 2014, a Mexican federal judge set Loera's trial in motion for several organized crime and drug-related charges. If found guilty, Loera would face up to 40 years in prison.