August 17, 2013 6:20 PM

Mexican meth flows into the Kansas City area

His nickname means “shorty” in Spanish. But that moniker and his diminutive stature belie the place Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman holds at the pinnacle of a criminal enterprise that stretches from Asia through Mexico and into Kansas City and other U.S. locations. Guzman leads the Mexican drug cartel responsible for 80 percent of the methamphetamine now distributed in the U.S. Area law enforcement officers have encountered that cartel connection with seizures and arrests in several large-scale trafficking operations.

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