Mexican Drug Kingpin ‘El Chappo’ Captured (Again)
Early Friday afternoon, Mexican authorities and the U.S. DEA confirmed a high profile Mexican drug lord who has twice escaped prison was back in custody. According to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Joaquin “El Chappo” Guzman was finally recaptured Friday following a highly-publicized prison break 7 months ago.
The tweet begins, “Mission Accomplished.” From the Associated Press:
Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 8, 2016
“An official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be quoted by name said Guzman was apprehended after a shootout with Mexican marines in the city of Los Mochis, in Guzman’s home state of Sinaloa.”According to the AP, five people were killed and one Mexican marine were wounded in the clash.