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Drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman captured by Mexican authorities

Powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured by Mexican authorities over the weekend. His arrest came after a massive search for Guzman who is the leading supplier of cocaine to the United States.

Drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was captured in Mexico.
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Guzman, 56, was transported to Mexico City from Mazatlan in Sinaloa state. Masked Mexican marines escorted Guzman and were the ones responsible for his capture. Reports stated that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service were “heavily involved” in Guzman’s capture.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder described the capture as “a victory for the citizens of both Mexico and the United States.”

During the four day operation, authorities were able to arrest 13 people and confiscate 97 rifles, 36 handguns, two grenade launchers, a rocket launcher, 43 vehicles, 16 homes and four ranches.

A DEA agent stated, “He got tired of living up in the mountains and not being able to enjoy the comforts of his wealth. He became complacent and started coming into the city of Culiacan and Mazatlan. That was a fatal error.”

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