The U.S. Government is reportedly seeking over $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as part of his criminal proceedings.
"There is no doubt that the defendant and his cartel have the capability, the resources and the will to harm cooperating witnesses and their families, even after they have been relocated," Federal Judge Brian Cogan has warned.
With Chapo behind bars, it falls to Zambada to maintain the Sinaloa Cartel's ranking as the world's largest.
"The fall of its leader won't affect its operations. It will be business as usual," said an expert on the Sinaloa cartel