The reign of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman came to a bloody close in an early morning raid in the seaside city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa state, Mexico.
The raid was executed by the Mexican navy in conjunction with other agencies at 4:30am local time (6:30am EST) at El Chapo’s seaside home which resulted in numerous of his men killed.
The news went public when Mexican President Enrique Nieto tweeted:
Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 8, 2016
The mission how becomes how to make sure the slippery criminal doesn’t escape again. Reports of El Chapo living like a king in prison and tales of his men digging a mile long tunnel into his cell persist.
The rise of the Sinaloa cartel has lead to a boom of marijuana, cocaine and heroin into the U.S.
Now new footage shows El Chapo being escorted to an aircraft under heavy guard:
— Luis Alberto Fuentes (@jaliscoesuno) January 8, 2016
Mexican authorities snared drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in a bloody raid Friday aimed at capturing one of the world’s most notorious and slippery criminals.
“Mission Accomplished,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday via Twitter. “We have him.”
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