Chicago's "Public Enemy No. 1" Captured in Mexico

The Chicago Crime Commission named the 56-year-old head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel the city's Public Enemy No. 1 last year

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    Joaquin Guzman is widely considered the top drug lord in the world.

    The drug kingpin who was named Chicago's first "Public Enemy No. 1" since Al Capone has been captured.

    The Associated Press has learned Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken alive overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico.

    The Chicago Crime Commission named the 56-year-old head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel the city's Public Enemy No. 1 last year.

    Cartel Kingpin Chicago's New Public Enemy No. 1

    [CHI] Cartel Kingpin Chicago's New Public Enemy No. 1
    The Chicago Crime Commission and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration name Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Chicago's new Public Enemy No. 1 for his role as leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which supplies the bulk of narcotics sold in the city.

    The only other person to have the notorious label was Capone. He earned it in 1930, at height of the Prohibition-era gang wars.

    Jack Riley is head of the Chicago office of the Drug Enforcement Administration. He told the Chicago Sun-Times he'll push for Guzman to be brought to Chicago to stand trial.

    Guzman, who has been in hiding since escaping from a Mexican prison in a laundry cart in 2001, is one of the world's most dangerous and most wanted fugitives.

    He's also one of the richest: Forbes magazine has estimated his fortune at $1 billion.