Mexico's President Enrique Pe a Nieto took to Twitter to announce the news, writing in Spanish, "Mission accomplished. We got him."

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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.