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Police present recaptured Mexican drug lord to media

Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 00:56

Mexican police present the world's top drug lord Joaquin ''El Chapo'' Guzman to the media, after recapturing him following his prison escape. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Mexico recaptured the world's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman with U.S. help after a pre-dawn shootout on Friday (January 8), six months after he humiliated the government with his second jaw-dropping escape from a maximum security prison. Guzman, head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, was presented to the media and bundled into a Marines helicopter on Friday evening, to be flown to the same prison from which he escaped. He was captured at a roadside motel after an operation that killed five at a safe house in the city of Los Mochis, in the drug baron's native northwestern state of Sinaloa. Guzman, whose nickname means "Shorty", first escaped prison in 2001 by bribing prison officials, and went on to dominate drug trafficking along much of the Rio Grande. He was recaptured by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's government 13 years later but again fled, this time through a mile-long tunnel which burrowed right up into the shower in his cell, capitalizing on the drug-tunneling skills his cartel honed on the U.S. border. Once featured in the Forbes list of billionaires, Guzman has led a cartel that smuggled billions of dollars worth of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines into the United States and fought vicious turf wars with other Mexican gangs. Guzman now faces the prospect of being tried in the United States.

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Police present recaptured Mexican drug lord to media

Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 00:56