Prosecutors say Guzman amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murder and smuggling drugs, while his former associates say the drug lord paid millions of dollars in bribes to Mexican officials.
It's not opium farming but cooking meth that the district of Ghoryan quickly earned a reputation for, with traffickers buying the drug from locals at phenomenally low prices.
In the first three months of this year, border forces in Bangladesh and Myanmar seized nearly 9 million methamphetamine pills.
Moving 'El Chapo' from a maximum security jail in Manhattan to a court in Brooklyn has already proved to be a major security headache amid fears the Mexican drug lord may attempt a third jailbreak.
At least 11 bags of methamphetamine worth between $2M to $5M recovered during an operation to rid besieged Marawi City of Daesh and linked militants, officials say. Around 600 kg of the drug were seized by authorities in May.
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