Let us count the ways:
Mexican authorities have arrested one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel who is believed to have taken power by force after the arrest of El Chapo…
Known as “El Licenciado”, Damaso Lopez jumped into the narco-scene in 2001 when then Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin El Chapo Guzman was in custody at the Puente Grande maximum-security prison. Lopez was the chief warden of the prison and according to Mexican authorities, played a key role in helping El Chapo escape using a laundry cart.
Because of the escape, Damaso Lopez and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman became close friends and business associates. Lopez was able to climb his way to a key leadership position in the Sinaloa Cartel. After Guzman’s most recent capture and eventual extradition to the U.S., Damaso Lopez was singled out as the likely successor.
You can’t make this stuff up.
If a Hollywood scriptwriter pitched this, it would likely be rejected for being ‘too unrealistic’.