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Center for the U.S. and Mexico | Drug Policy

'El Chapo' arrest & Texas drug trade

Gary J. Hale | Tony Payan | Nathan P. Jones

'El Chapo' arrest & Texas drug trade.

The extradition of Mexico's most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, is highly anticipated and sought after by U.S. law enforcement. However, until Mexico develops a new law enforcement model to combat the drug cartels, such so-called "kingpin arrests" will make little to no difference to drug trafficking in Texas and across the United States, according to an op-ed by Baker Institute experts in drug policy and Mexico studies.

Read "Arrest of Mexican kingpin "El Chapo" won't slow Texas drug trade," published Jan. 29, 2016 by The Texas Tribune’s TribTalk blog.