The Chicago Crime Commission was poised to name Guzman again Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago. This is  the first time that the term “Public Enemy No. 1” was used since the Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone. El Chapo sells more drugs today than Escobar did at the height of his career. El Chapo is considered responsible for the deaths of about 34,000 people.

The Justice Department tells us that Colombian and Mexican cartels reap $18 billion to $39 billion from drug sales in the United States each year. Still, even if you take the lowest available numbers, El Chapo  emerges as a titanic player in the global black market. In the sober reckoning of the RAND Corporation, for instance, the gross revenue that all Mexican cartels derive from exporting drugs to the United States amounts to only $6.6 billion. By most estimates, though, El Chapo has achieved a market share of at least 40 percent and perhaps as much as 60 percent, which means that El Chapo’s organization would appear to enjoy annual revenues of some $3 billion — comparable in terms of earnings to Netflix or, for that matter, to Facebook.