Cartel Kingpin "el Chapo" Had 43 Vehicles, 16 Houses

Strict Enforcement of NY’s Parking Laws Affects Official Vehicles

With 43 vehicles, 16 houses, and 4 ranches , El Chapo did more than just live large. According to Forbes: The Mexican Attorney General reported that the operation lasted around a month and was triggered by intelligence that revealed that the kingpin was living in seven different houses which were connected by secret tunnels and sewers. In recent days, the Mexican press published pictures of Mexican Marines lifting sewer covers to look for El Chapo. In addition to El Chapo's properties, authorities seized 97 long arms, 36 handguns, two grenade launchers, and one rocket launcher, and noted that 19 of his 43 vehicles were armored. El Chapo managed to evade arrest by burrowing between seven of his houses, reinforced by steel doors, and whose tunnels were often found in the residences' showers. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

In New York city, that policy ended in 2008 when then Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to crack down on illegal parking by city employees and gave oversight of parking violations by official vehicles over to the NYPDas Internal Affairs Bureau. That agencyas policy is to tow cars, placard or not, no questions asked. In 2013, New York City tow trucks removed 1855 vehicles displaying placards, including 242 registered to the Fire Department, 361 assigned to the Police Department itself and another 311 vehicles assigned to Federal agencies operating in the city. Most of the vehicles fall into the category of asafety hazard violationsa and were towed for blocking bus stops, no standing zones and other places where parking is prohibited like fire lanes. On the surface, this seems like a good policy that holds government employees to the same standard as the general public, but the article explains that towing and impound fees are not generally assessed against official vehicles and goes on to say that they are usually released to their agencies upon receipt of an official request. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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