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El Chapo has been caught – Reports

Mexican President, Pena Nieto has tweeted that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been arrested.

FILE: Mexican druglord "El Chapo" Guzman has been on the run from police after making a daring escape from Mexico's most secure prison. Picture: Supplied/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Drug kingpin Joaquin ' El Chapo' Guzman has been caught, according to Mexican President Pena Nieto on Twitter.

According to various reports he is currently in police custody.

Guzman is wanted by US authorities for a variety of criminal charges, including cocaine smuggling and money laundering, and the failure to extradite him has been heavily criticised since the jail break.

Guzman broke out of a maximum security prison, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell.

He is one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers.

WATCH: Video shows Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' escaping.

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