“Mission accomplished. We have him. I want to inform the Mexican people that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been detained”, the Mexican president tweeted.
According to ABC News, the Mexican Marines had a shootout with Guzmán in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa before capturing him.
The Mexican Navy said in a statement that marines acting on a tip raided a home in the town of Los Mochis before dawn. They were fired on from inside the structure. Five suspects were killed and six others arrested. The marine’s injuries were not life threatening.
He also reportedly had at least two armored vehicles, eight rifles, and a rocket launcher.
Last year, the druglord shockingly escaped out of jail through a tunnel under his jail cell. The whole escape was caught on tape and can be seen here.
Below is allegedly the photo taken at the time of the arrest.