‘El Chapo’ Injured In Clash With Mexican Marines, Escapes150716105937-01-mexico-drug-war-0716-file-exlarge-169
A week and half ago, according to reports, Mexican Marines stormed a Western Mexican ranch near Cosala in the rugged Sierra Madre mountains where notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was hiding.
The raid came after U.S. authority tapped phone calls hinting the druglord was at the ranch.
The Marines invaded in helicopters but took heavy fire from Guzman’s supposed security forces. When they later entered on foot, Guzman was gone.
They believe he fled on an ATV after sustaining injuries to his leg and face.
From NBC News:
Fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is believed to be suffering from injuries to his leg and face as he continues to evade Mexican authorities, NBC News has learned.
Mexican Marines zeroed in last week on the Sinaloa cartel kingpin after U.S. drug agents intercepted cell phone signals suggesting “El Chapo” was hiding at a ranch near Cosala in the rugged Sierra Madre mountains in western Mexico, according to three sources with knowledge of the operation.
Marines raided the ranch in helicopters, but were forced to turn back after taking fire from suspected Guzman security forces. The Marines later entered the camp on foot and discovered cell phones, medication and two-way radios, but Guzman and his accomplices are believed to have fled on ATVs.
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