April 4, 2013
Art Bilek of the Chicago Crime Commission, left, announces that Joaquin “El Chapo’’ Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, has been named Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1, during a February news conference in Chicago.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits.