How many people did El Chapo kill to date? In case you aren’t aware of El Chapo, he is a notorious former drug lord. He is originally known as Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera. Not to forget to mention, people were very much afraid of him, and he is one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the entire world. It was his father who got him into drug trading and helped him grow marijuana for the local dealers.
In 2017, Netflix released a series titled El Chapo. That focuses on his life, doing criminal acts. Little did you know, he has been portrayed by the actor, Alejandro Edda in the series, Narcos: Mexico. As far as his several murder cases are concerned, here is what we know about the number of people El Chapo has killed to date.
How Many People Did El Chapo Kill?
El Chapo has killed an average of 2000 to 3000 people, to date. In addition to this, he has been responsible for the death of a minimum of 70,000 people losing their lives during the controversial war on drugs. It happened during the presidential regime of Felipe Calderon in Mexico. Moreover, after his son’s death, he killed at least 400 people in Culiacan city. Among them, 12 people were law enforcement officials. This incident took place in the mid of 2008.
His ex-bodyguard once shared his behavior towards the rival cartel workers. He used to beat them with a stick till their bones got shattered. After that, El Chapo used to flung their bodies on top of a bonfire and ended up shooting them at their heads.
El Chapo has been sentenced to prison for life. What for? Not just for multiple murder cases but also for trafficking tons of drugs to the United States. However, three decades is mandatory of imprisonment has been made compulsory under the law.
El Chapo is reported to have sold drugs to date worth $12 billion. Back in 2001 and later in 2015, he escaped from prison twice and managed to continue his drug trafficking business, being the key leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.