Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán apparently sent an encrypted email to the ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi after one of his cartel’s shipments was destroyed.
His letter, which has been leaked by cartelblog.com, , claims his men will “destroy” the terror group if they continue to ‘impact on their operation’.
The Mexican drug baron, who runs the notorious Sinaloa cartel, allegedly told Al Baghdadi that his organisation are ‘not soldiers’ but ‘lowly p*****s’.
He apparently wrote: “Your god cannot save you from the true terror that my men will levy at you if you continue to impact my operation.
“My men will destroy you. The world is not yours to dictate. I pity the next son of a wh*** that tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa Cartel.
“I will have their heart and tongue torn from them.”
In November, Insight Crime reported that the Sinaloa cartel has vast drug operations in at least 50 countries around the world, and that they control heroin routes in the Middle East.
Recently, the Russian government warned that the Islamic State group was taking over heroin production and routes, and that they were already making US$1 billion through the heroin business, which would suggest that the Sinaloa cartel would represent a rivalry to the extremists’ smuggling operations in the Middle East region.
Clearly, El Chapo has had enough of the terrorists getting in the way of his drug trade. He was believed in 2011 to have surpassed infamous “cocaine king” Pablo Escobar, with the US Drug Enforcement Administration calling El Chapo the biggest drug tycoon ever.
The threat is alleged to have come from Guzman, also known as Shorty, who has been on the run since he escaped from maximum security prison Altiplano in Mexico in July.
He had previously escaped from prison in 2001, and only recaptured previous year.