Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed on Friday 8th January that world’s most wanted drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was recaptured by Mexican marina after his daring prison break in July, 2015. Known as the ‘Lord of Tunnels’, Guzman is known to use sophisticated tunnels to supply drugs across the US-Mexico border and to manufacture devious escape plans. He was earlier captured from Sinaloa Resort in Mazatlan.
Born Joaquin Guzman Loera in 1957, he dropped out of primary school to work in the illegal drug industry and was later recruited by Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, boss of the Guadalajara cartel. Guzman started his own Sinaloa cartel after Gallardo was arrested in 1989. The reach of his drug cartel is expanded to Europe and Asia. United State had declared a 5,000,000 USD reward on Guzman’s head.
Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 8, 2016