Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug trafficker, was a very sophisticated businessman. He not only had drugs manufactured but he also used every kind of transportation he could to distribute drugs – from narco submarines, shipping vessels, and 747s to rail cars and tractor trailers. His counter intelligence operations impressed the FBI agents who finally caught him. One said, “He ran the cartel like a Fortune 500 company.”
El Chapo’s ingenious smuggling methods included stuffing drugs into fake cucumbers and bananas and mixing them with real produce. To avoid being captured, he hired architects and engineers to build elaborate tunnels complete with railways to ferry drugs under the US-Mexico border. And he used the tunnels as escape routes, too. 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker interviewed the FBI agents who caught him and went down into the tunnels. Talk about the underworld. Check out his report on Sunday, October 12, at 7pm.