Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Recaptured 7 Months After Prison Escape
Mexico's President Enrique Pe a Nieto took to Twitter to announce the news, writing in Spanish, "Mission accomplished. We got him."
The notorious Mexican drug kingpin known as ‘El Chapo’ has been arrested by Mexican marines – nearly seven months after his daring escape from prison.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken into custody following an early-morning raid and gun battle that left five dead and one marine wounded, the Associated Press reports.
Mexico’s President Enrique Pe a Nieto took to Twitter to announce the news, writing in Spanish, “Mission accomplished. We got him.”
El Chapo has been Mexico’s most-wanted man since he escaped from a high-security prison outside Mexico City on July 11.
The Sinaloa cartel leader slipped through a tunnel dug under a prison shower. He used a waiting motorcycle to traverse the mile-long underground passage that led to a construction site.
From there, it’s believed he made his way to the Mexican state of Sinaloa, the stronghold of his organization, according to NBC News.