On Saturday, February 22, 2014, Joaquim “El Chapo” Guzman was captured in Mexico City without incident. This was a coordinated effort by the US and Mexico. Extradition to the US is expected but mapped out yet. This is part of the surreality of the Billings murders. Far fetched as it may seem, it is inclusive. The Zetas, the cartel that took over the Gulf Cartel that was established in the Panhandle of Florida to the Panhandle of Texas, has been slowly consumed by the Sinoloa cartel. Sinoloa has been outsourcing with the Zetas for the last couple of years as well as taking out leaders. Now El Chapo is said to reign supreme over any drug trafficking from Colombia to North America and Spain. With him behind bars, the threat of territorial takeovers and uprisings is likely. Chapo has many enemies and this is the time for them to take his operation.
According to the FBI and DEA, the Billings murder are a product of this turf war. Knowing the expansiveness of El Chapo’s reach,”little ole Pensacola” may have more problems than they expect.