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It was quite surprising for the Mexican people to see such a simple, shy-looking man presented to the press as the most wanted drug kingpin on Earth. Very little was known about Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, and the few pictures that had filtered from him showed the Sinaloa cartel leader as a self-confident, weapons-loving man.
The news of his arrest spread quickly through the streets of Mexico City, but left some people skeptical about any real change this arrest could mean. Grown in a poor family, Joaquin Guzman started as a simple marijuana harvester and then rose through the ranks of narcotraffickers during the eighties. He was detained in 1993 and escaped from prison in 2001. That's when his real reign in the drugs world started. Until this Friday, he was at the head of the most powerful criminal organization on the continent. El Chapo Guzman is spending his first night in custody in a high security prison next to Mexico City. Then, he might be deported to the United States, where he could face several charges linked to drug-trafficking.