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Escaped drug lord to regain 'Public Enemy' title in Chicago

Commission: With escape in Mexico, drug lord to regain Chicago title as 'Public Enemy No. 1'

Escaped drug lord to regain 'Public Enemy' title in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A reputed drug kingpin lost the title with his capture and now regains it with his escape.

A crime-fighting group in Illinois said Sunday that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape over the weekend from a Mexican prions means he'll regain his title as Chicago's Public Enemy No. 1.

The only other time the Chicago Crime Commission applied that label was to gangster Al Capone in 1930. They applied it to Guzman in 2013 to highlight how his Sinaloa cartel dominates Chicago's narcotics trade.

Spokesman John Pastuovic says Guzman's escape demonstrates that Mexican prisons aren't "equipped" to hold Guzman. He says Guzman be should be extradited to the U.S. if he's captured again.

The non-governmental body is expected to hold an event this week to formally restore Guzman's Public Enemy title.

Updated : 2021-09-25 17:18 GMT+08:00