MAZATLAN, Mexico (WKOW) -- U.S. officials say the capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug lords, is unlikely to put a dent in drug trafficking from Mexico into the United States.
Mexican marines arrested Guzman Saturday, after he had spent more than ten years on the run. Officials say they were able to capture the Sinaloa Cartel leaders thanks to intelligence gathered from family cell phone calls they intercepted.
But even with the man responsible for 25% of the drugs entering the U.S. and 80% of the drugs in Chicago behind bars, some say it won't change much.
"Joaquin was able to run his part of the cartel from prison before," Dwight Dyer says. Dyer controls risks for a living and thinks it's likely "El Chapo" could run things from the inside, again.
Grand juries in at least 7 U.S. Federal District Courts have issued indictments on a variety of charges. Calls for Guzman's extradition to the United States started within hours of his arrest Saturday morning.
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