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Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman captured in deadly shootout after six months on the lam

Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman captured in deadly shootout after six months on the lam

In a deadly, predawn shootout, Mexican naval special forces on Friday captured Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world's most sought-after drug lord and commander of a vast narcotics empire that stretches across continents.

“Mission accomplished,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on his Twitter account. “We’ve got him.”

Guzman, a billionaire thanks to his Sinaloa cartel, which traffics in cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine, escaped from jail in July — for the second time — using an elaborate tunnel out of Mexico's top maximum-security prison. He had been jailed for less than 17 months, and...

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