El Chapo has been caught – Reports
Mexican President, Pena Nieto has tweeted that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been arrested.
JOHANNESBURG - Drug kingpin Joaquin ' El Chapo' Guzman has been caught, according to Mexican President Pena Nieto on Twitter.
Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 8, 2016
According to various reports he is currently in police custody.
BREAKING: Drug kingpin El Chapo has been caught: Mexican President Pena Nieto on Twitter— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 8, 2016
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.
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