Mexican drug boss recaptured

Mexican drug boss recaptured

(CNN)After six months on the run, Mexico is sending drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the same maximum security prison from which he escaped, authorities said.

Guzman used an elaborate underground tunnel to break out of a federal prison in July.

He was recaptured Friday after the Mexican navy raided a home in the coastal city of Los Mochis.

Mexican forces transferred Guzman from an armored vehicle and into a helicopter late Friday night after his arrest in his native Sinaloa state.

Guzman’s prison escape — his second one in 14 years — embarrassed the Mexican government and made him a symbol of ineptitude and corruption.

he home where he was captured Friday had been under surveillance for a month, Attorney General Arely Gomez said.

Guzman arrived at the house Thursday, and authorities raided it in the wee hours of Friday.

When the Mexican navy arrived, they encountered gunfire from inside, according to Gomez. The navy said five suspects died and six others were arrested. One navy personnel was injured.

During the shootout, Guzman and an aide allegedly escaped through a manhole that led to the city’s sewer system.

Soldiers chased him through the sewer tunnels, but he made it to the surface, where he stole a car, authorities said.

He almost escaped again, but authorities located the car on a highway outside the city and nabbed him.

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1 Comment

  1. The Commentator
    January 10, 2016 at 8:49 am Reply

    A drug lord, escape tunnels in Mexico, a chase through the sewers and a stolen car all have the trappings of a great movie. He should be extradited to the USA as soon as possible to avert another spectacular escape.

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