By Christopher Woody for Business Insider/Yahoo. Fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was apprehended in Sinaloa state in northwestern Mexico during a military operation on Friday morning, six months after he escaped from a high-security prison in central Mexico.

While the future for Guzmán is uncertain, his Sinaloa cartel is likely to remain arguably the most powerful drug-trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere — and in the world.

As of 2013, the DEA believed that the cartel supplied “80% of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine — with a street value of $3 billion — that floods the Chicago region each year.”

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