The world’s most notorious drug kingpin has a new home, a place were he cannot escape or do business, a dreaded stronghold in lower Manhattan sometimes called the Guantanamo of New York.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is being held, at least for now, in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a featureless concrete fortress just south of Chinatown. The detention center has been the temporary home of mafia dons and terrorists, Ponzi schemers and drugs lords.
“He has to know it is over,” said Jamie Hunt, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of the investigation. “He is in a U.S. prison now. He is not going to be able to communicate.”
Less than 24 hours...