El Chapo's drug tunnels, explained

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • How El Chapo dug his way to the top of the drug trade.Help us make our channel more ambitious by joining the Vox Video Lab. Becoming a member brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with your favorite Vox creators. Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-labCheck out the Today, Explained podcast episode on El Chapo here: https://bit.ly/2DaFZS8Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThroughout his career as a drug trafficker, tunnels have been the common theme in El Chapo’s story. When he gained control of a major drug trafficking corridor in the late 1980s, Joaquin Guzman Loera — then known as “el Rapido”— was the first to create super tunnels for transporting drugs across the border.At the time, a crackdown by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) meant Colombian cocaine was in decline and the Mexican narcotrafficker saw an opportunity. By using tunnels to facilitate fast transport, El Chapo leveraged his role as a trafficker to claim new responsibilities as a cultivator and distributor of drugs. Over the next twenty years, he learned how to use his drug tunnels in ways nobody had ever imagined and his success became dependent on his subterranean inclinations. Although his masterful use of tunnels led him to a maximum security jail cell at Altiplano prison, it would be tunnels that also led him back out again.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Dev Env

     1 months ago

    stop acting like sjws and keep making logical videos like this one rooted in objective evidence that is irerfutble. stop calling everyone you disagree with altright or far right, makes you look like a f'ing idiot

  • Matthew Perry

     4 months ago

    Vox I need to copyright strike this video

  • Mohammad Al Adham

     4 months ago

    At least the tunnel is solar powered!

  • Your uwus

     15 days ago


  • THE Emerald Z GG GG

     25 days ago

    @novail khan,u really think governments care about you or the world they just want money and are greedy,corrupt u reallybare sheep u need to open up ur mind to the world my friend dont be a sheep forever

  • CrypticVibezzz

     4 months ago

    El Chapo has taken Minecraft to another level.

  • Troglodyte

     24 days ago

    Don't mine at night.

  • Doge

     1 months ago

    He was mining away

  • TheZzpop

     4 months ago

    He used tunnels, planes, and submarines, but thank god we are building a wall.

  • Duvision

     20 days ago

    John Carter hopefully when they build the walls white people will stop shootings and black people will reunite with their dads

  • Real One

     4 months ago

    *america* build a wall*mexico* build a tunel

  • Peaceful Family

     4 months ago

    Literally mafia boss lvl 1000

  • 1000 Subscribers Without Any Video Challenge

     4 months ago

    @-*Dat Nerd*- maybe he had a deal with prisoners so they planned his escape...think about that lol

  • It's Me

     4 months ago

    Meanwhile trump is shutting down government for a wall

  • Potato Extreme

     24 days ago


  • Harrison Haynes

     2 months ago

    At the very least he is trying to combat the drugs and violence

  • Aykut

     4 months ago

    This guy reminds me of Mario or Luigi going in & out of pipes

  • Carter Matthews

     19 days ago

    and don't forget the stache

  • Theres a rainbow inside your mind

     24 days ago

    😂😂😂 he is actually Mario what a G

  • ZAra T.A.P.

     4 months ago

    You know a fun fact about tunnels; they go under walls. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • Ubisons

     6 days ago

    @Hdchch Chcjc Australia doesn't exist

  • Mirza Shanawaz

     4 months ago

    Demand creates vacuum, and cartels fill it.Hundreds of new El Chapo and Pablo Escobar will rise if the demand persists. Try to stop this demand circle first!

  • Jorge Chávez

     2 months ago

    or make everything legal