Keyword: El Chapo

How cash from French carbon trading fraud funded Latin American drug cartels

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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman on 28 May 2016, in Mexico. © Reuters Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman on 28 May 2016, in Mexico. © Reuters

French criminal investigators have established a financial link between the recent carbon trading fraud – the biggest crime of its kind France has ever seen – and Latin American cocaine cartels. In particular the money trail points to a connection between the massive fraud and the infamous Sinaloa Cartel, whose boss is the drugs baron Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán. Fabrice Arfi reports.