Mexico Recaptures 'El Chapo' Drug Lord
Guzman back in custody after escape from prison
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 8, 2016 12:45 PM CST
Updated Jan 8, 2016 12:55 PM CST
A 2014 photo of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

(Newser) – "El Chapo" is back in custody. Mexico has recaptured fugitive drug lord Joaquin Guzman seven months after he escaped from a maximum security prison. "Mission accomplished," declared Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto in a tweet. The capture reportedly followed a shootout in Los Mochis, located in his home state of Sinaloa. The Mexican Navy said in a statement that marines acting on a tip raided a home in the town before dawn. They were fired on from inside the structure, with five suspects killed and six others arrested. Guzman's escape last year involved an elaborate tunnel.

 

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