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Video shows raid leading to El Chapo's capture

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:46

Dramatic GoPro footage released by the Mexican government shows marines firing shots during the raid of a property that housed drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman just before his capture on Friday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: GoPro video has been released showing Mexican marines firing shots as they search a property for drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Mexico recaptured the world's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a pre-dawn shootout and chase through drains on Friday (January 11), returning him to the same prison he escaped from six months ago, in a boost for the beleaguered government. The head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel was captured in a car wearing a filthy vest after fleeing through tunnels and drains from a raid on a safe house in the city of Los Mochis, in his native northwestern state of Sinaloa. "Mission accomplished: We have him," President Enrique Pena Nieto said on his Twitter account. "I want to inform all Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested." For Pena Nieto, the capture of a trafficker who twice slipped out of Mexican prisons is a sorely-needed victory after his presidency was tarnished by graft and human rights scandals and the shame of the kingpin's flight from the maximum security Altiplano prison in July. It also provides relief to U.S.-Mexico relations, strained by suspicion of high-level collusion given the apparent ease with which Guzman gave Mexican authorities the slip after the United States requested his extradition. Guzman now faces possible extradition to face trial in the United States. That process could take months, although U.S. Republican party presidential hopeful Marco Rubio was among those calling for Washington to immediately pursue extradition. Once featured in the Forbes list of billionaires, Guzman led a cartel that has smuggled billions of dollars worth of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines into the United States and fought vicious turf wars with other Mexican gangs.

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Video shows raid leading to El Chapo's capture

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:46