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2/24/2014 (2 years ago)

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On the run for more than 12 years, Joaquin Guzman captured at seaside condominium

One of the world's most wanted master criminals and a dreaded and feared Mexican drug lord has finally been apprehended at a seaside condominium. Joaquin Guzman, known worldwide as "El Chapo" was arrested by Mexican marines. He was discovered with an unidentified woman.

It was a humbling end for the 'great' crime lord. In spite of being worth billions, Joaquin Guzman was arrested in a plain, basic apartment where the rent averages $1,200 a month.

It was a humbling end for the "great" crime lord. In spite of being worth billions, Joaquin Guzman was arrested in a plain, basic apartment where the rent averages $1,200 a month.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/24/2014 (2 years ago)

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Keywords: Joaquin


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Known both for his expansive criminal influence and diminutive size, Guzman, also known as "Shorty," was photographed being escorted by troops through Mexico City airport later in the day.

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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was arrested in an early morning raid in the resort town of Mazatlan.


Guzman is the suspected ringleader of the deadly Sinola cartel, believed to be responsible for moving a quarter of the drugs that enter the U.S. from Mexico.

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Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison in the back of a laundry truck in 2011. He had been serving a 20-year sentence for bribery and criminal association.

Clothes and toiletries are scattered across a bed where Guzman was found with an unidentified woman.

lothes and toiletries are scattered across a bed where Guzman was found with an unidentified woman.


Arrested without a single shot being fired, troops burst in on the 56-year-old drug lord in Mazatlan. Three other men believed to be his bodyguards were also taken into custody.

Guzman faces myriad charges in connection with drug trafficking. He's wanted in at least six U.S. districts, as well as Mexico.

A pancake left in a frying pan can be seen on the stove of the condominium where Guzman was arrested

A pancake left in a frying pan can be seen on the stove of the condominium where Guzman was arrested.


It was a humbling end for the "great" crime lord. In spite of being worth billions, Guzman was arrested in a plain, basic apartment where the rent averages $1,200 a month. Photos of Guzman's digs show yellowing kitchen cabinets and uninviting tiled floors.

A team of 25 marines entered the apartment complex on Saturday morning, overpowering two security teams installed to protect the drug kingpin.

Neighbors were first alerted to it when they heard the helicopter arrive to take Guzman away.

Guzman's cartel has been heavily involved in the bloody drug war that has torn through parts of Mexico for the last several years.

Marines broke into the seaside home in a complex where apartments are rented for about $1,200 a mont

Marines broke into the seaside home in a complex where apartments are rented for about $1,200 a month.


"The operation led by the Mexican government overnight to capture Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman Loera is a significant victory and milestone in our common interest of combating drug trafficking, violence and illicit activity along our shared border," Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told ABC News. "We congratulate our Mexican partners in this achievement."

Guzman's complacency led to his downfall, a former DEA official said.

"He got tired of living up in the mountains and not being able to enjoy the comforts of his wealth," Michael S. Vigil, a former senior DEA official who was briefed on the operation, said.

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Joaquin 'El Chapa' Guzman is led into a military helicopter following his arrest on Saturday.


Seen as some as Mexico's Osama bin Laden, Guzman had been pursued for weeks, the official said. He had been rumored to live everywhere from Argentina to Guatemala.

Guzman's fortune has grown to more than $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine, which listed him among the "World's Most Powerful People" and ranked him above the presidents of France and Venezuela.

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