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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
Mexico Recaptures 'El Chapo' Drug Lord
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. (Read more Joaquin Guzman stories.)

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