Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 14, 2016 / 12:29 pm
Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia of Celaya, Mexico praised the capture of the notorious drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as "El Chapo," saying that he hopes it will lessen the extent of drug trafficking and that the cartel's money will be returned to the local community.
"I hope this will slow down drug trafficking a bit," Bishop Castillo Plascencia told reporters Jan. 12. "Good thing they captured him ... I think he's a person who owes his debt to justice and he's got to pay."
The bishop questioned where the money that was confiscated from the Guzmán's cartel will go, saying that since much of it was earned at the expense of innocent people's lives, some of it should be given back to the local community.
"Everything they take away from the gangsters, what's going on? This remains unclear. If that (wealth of the criminals) is made with a lot of people's blood, something ought to be left for the community," the bishop said.