Mexico Just Recaptured El Chapo, the World’s Most Notorious Drug Lord

Mission accomplished, says the country’s president.

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter Friday that the infamous drug kingpin and expert tunneler Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán had been captured.

“Mission accomplished: we have him,” Nieto tweeted. “I want to inform Mexicans that Joaquín Guzmán Loera has been detained.”

Guzmán was arrested a week before “Chapo: El Escape del Siglo,” a film detailing his historic escape, was set to premiere in up to 300 Mexican theaters.

El Chapo’s most recent escape from a Mexican jail made international headlines last summer because of the incredibly sophisticated and intricate tunnels he used to break free.


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