Fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrested after prison escape

January 9, 2016 10:00 am

 In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs. Photo / AP

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Friday that fugitive
drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was recaptured seven months after he
escaped from a maximum security prison.
An official who spoke on
condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be quoted by
name said Guzman was apprehended after a shootout with Mexican marines
in the city of Los Mochis, in Guzman’s home state of Sinaloa.
to what was seen as one of the biggest embarrassments of his
administration – Guzman’s July 11 escape through a tunnel from ’s
highest-security prison – Pena Nieto wrote in his Twitter account on
Friday: “mission accomplished: we have him.”
Five people have been killed and one Mexican marine wounded in the clash.
Mexican Navy said in a statement that marines acting on a tip raided a
home in the town of Los Mochis before dawn. They were fired on from
inside the structure. Five suspects were killed and six others arrested.
The marine’s injuries were not life threatening.
At the home marines seized two armored vehicles, eight long guns, one handgun and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

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