The infamous Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is again behind the bars. The Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the public about this arrest.
His announcement via a Spanish, the tweet stated: “Mission accomplished: we have it. I want to inform Mexicans Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested”
According to KTLA information on his capture was not made immediately available, but in a subsequent tweet, Nieto thanked the Security Cabinet of the Government of the Republic “for this important achievement for the rule of law in Mexico .”
Five people were killed and one marine was wounded in a shootout which occurred during an operation to capture the kingpin in the city of Los Mochis, in his home state of Sinaloa, an official told AP on condition of anonymity.
Mexican marines raided El Chapo’s home, acting on a tipoff, before dawn, the navy said in a statement adding that five suspects had been killed and six arrested. Two armored vehicles, eight long guns, one handgun and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher were seized in the operation.
The infamous drug lord first arrested in 1993 and spent almost a decade in a maximum-security prison near Mexico City before escaping in 2001.
After 13 years on the run he was recaptured in 2014.
Bu then last July, despite being incarcerated in the country’s highest-security federal prison, a new prison break made the headlines as El Chapo escaped through a 1.5-kilometer long tunnel dug from within his cell.