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New El Chapo exhibit at Mob Museum

Posted at 8:57 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 11:57:41-05

The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (Mob Museum) in downtown Las Vegas has unveiled a new temporary display detailing the 2015 prison escape of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

Guzmán is a notorious Mexican drug lord and head of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization responsible for shipping cocaine from Colombia through Mexico to the United States, which is the world’s top cocaine consumer. In addition, the cartel has been involved in the production, transport and distribution of methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy and heroin throughout North America and Europe.

Accompanied by a video documenting Guzman’s story, the temporary display is the Museum’s second in a series illustrating organized crime in the 21st century. It replaces a display profiling the FIFA soccer scandal, in which numerous world soccer officials were indicted on charges of taking bribes and kickbacks.

Access to the new display is included in regular admission to the Museum, which may be reserved online at themobmuseum.org or by calling (702) 229-2734.