In the bastion of the Sinaloa cartel fears are growing that the recapture of El Chapo, and the demise of the old-guard leaders, could give the more impulsive generation of narcojuniors free rein.
The video reveals some previously unseen footage but leaves several questions unanswered about the operation, and contains an embarrassing mistake.
Humberto Moreira is due to appear in a Madrid court on Friday following his arrest in an investigation into money laundering that reportedly also includes evidence that he was working for the Zetas cartel.
In the week since Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was sent back to the prison from which he escaped in July, a cascade of revelations has shown drug trafficking infamy to be inextricably mixed up with Hollywood celebrity culture.
A series of flirtatious mobile phone messages between the drug lord and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, when he was still a fugitive, appear to show him both somewhat careless with his security, as well as ignorant of Hollywood royalty.
According to a top official at the Mexican attorney general's office, it could take four to six years if the process is contested by the drug lord's lawyers.
The failure to extradite the drug lord before his elaborate jailbreak in July had strained relations with the United States, but now Mexico has publicly committed itself to backing existing requests for him to stand trial over the border.
The drug lord is back in the same maximum-security prison from which he escaped in July after a spectacular arrest that reads like a screenplay, though the ending presumably differs from the biopic the Mexican authorities say he was planning.
President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed the detention six months after the capo escaped from maximum-security jail.
Edgar Valdez Villarreal pleaded guilty in US District Court in Atlanta to charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering in a brief “change of plea” hearing that suggested some kind of leniency deal.
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Daniel Hernandez meets farmer Gonzalo Peña, whose ranch in Durango has become collateral in the Mexican Navy's hunt for 'El Chapo'.
Drug lord Chapo Guzmán's escape from a maximum-security prison overshadowed the arrest of other capos and underlined how few new ideas the government has brought to the fight against Mexico's cartels.