Mexican president: Fugitive drug kingpin 'El Chapo' caught
Do they have the right person? He slipped through their hands before.... whose to say they have the right guy...
USA TODAY :
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday on Twitter that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the elusive Mexican drug kingpin, has been captured.
"Mission accomplished," Peña Nieto said on Twitter.
An official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be quoted by name told the Associated Press that Guzman was captured following a shootout with Mexican marines in the city of Los Mochis, in Guzman’s home state of Sinaloa.
Guzman had been on the run since July, when he fled from a high security prison by escaping through an elaborate tunnel that ended beneath a shower stall in his cell. Police arrested the prison governor and several guards in connection with the breakout. It was Guzman's second successful escape.
Guzman wielded so much power as head of the Sinaloa drug cartel that the Chicago Crime Commission called him Public Enemy No. 1, a label applied to gangster Al Capone in 1930.