Much has been learned about El Chapo’s time on the lam in the last week. What his hideout looked like, he met Spicoli, and he spent some time in Tijuana to have a little work done “down there”. And now, we are also learning how police were able to capture the notorious drug lord – with a big order of tacos being key.
A new report from the New York Times details how some tacos led to El Chapo’s arrest:
In early January, [El Chapo] arrived in the coastal city of Los Mochis, in Sinaloa, at a home where the authorities had trailed one of the chief tunnel diggers from his escape. Construction crews had been hard at work on the house for weeks. Telephone intercepts indicated that someone big was about to arrive.
The final bit of evidence was a food order, Mexican officials said.
Just two blocks away, a big order of tacos was picked up after midnight on Jan. 8 by a man driving a white van, like the one believed to be driven by Mr. Guzmán’s associates, witnesses said.
Hours later, authorities raided the home.
He probably should have just used Postmates.