Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ recaptured following prison escape

Published: Friday 8th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been recaptured seven months after he escaped from a maximum security prison.

President Enrique Pena Nieto revealed the news in his Twitter account.

He wrote: “Mission accomplished: we have him.”

An official said that Guzman was apprehended after a shootout with Mexican marines in the city of Los Mochis, in his home state of Sinaloa.

Five people were killed and one Mexican marine wounded in the clash.

The Mexican Navy said that marines acting on a tip-off raided a home in the town of Los Mochis before dawn. They were fired on from inside the structure. Five suspects were killed and six others arrested.

Published: Friday 8th January 2016 by The News Editor

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