Inside drug kingpin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman’s secret tunnels

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In villages nestled amid the jagged mountains where captured Mexican kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was born, the drug trade that dominates the local economy is already breeding the next generation of smugglers and gunslingers. Guzman, arrested last weekend, started life in the village of La Tuna high in the sierra of Mexico’s northwestern state of Sinaloa. Marijuana and the poppies used for opium have been grown here for decades, fueling the rise of successive dynasties of famous drug lords.

Reuters photographer Daniel Becerril took a look inside some of the tunnels of drug kingpin Chapo, who was captured on Saturday in a raid just days after escaping from the clutches of Mexican troops through the tunnel and sewers.

Reporting and photos by Reuters.