“Mission accomplished: we have him.” With those words, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced at 10:19am CT today that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán had been recaptured.
An elite squad of the Navy and the Federal Police arrested the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, who escaped from his prison on July 11 last year through an elaborate tunnel, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
Forces were conducting simultaneous operations in different parts of the city this morning after determining that the druglord was present.
There was a confrontation between federal forces and gunmen earlier, when five of the latter were killed and six arrested. But there has been no indication yet that the events were connected.
Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong is expected to offer more details of the capture shortly.
Source: Milenio (sp)