Mexico: 'El Chapo' Hurt Evading Recapture

Authorities say they are closing in on fugitive
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 17, 2015 7:10 AM CDT
In this Feb. 22, 2014 photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City.    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo,File)
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(Newser) – The pursuit of escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman moved into the mountains of northwestern Mexico in recent weeks and officials think he injured a leg and his face in evading capture as authorities closed in. In a statement, Mexico's security Cabinet provided no details on when or exactly where the operation took place. It said efforts to recapture Guzman have been continuing since his daring July 11 escape from his cell through a tunnel dug under the maximum security prison where he was being held not far from Mexico City. More than 30 people, including a pilot and at least seven prison workers, have been arrested in connection with the escape, though it is not clear whether any of them provided the information that led authorities to Guzman, CNN reports.

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