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Drug kingpin Guzman captured in Mexico

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 - 01:36

Feb. 22 - Mexico parades top drug boss ''Shorty'' Guzman after months-long operation to track him down. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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Mexico's most wanted drug king pin is under arrest. On Saturday, authorities capture Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, after a months-long operation with help from certain U.S. agencies. The U.S. had placed a $5 million bounty on his head and authorities in Chicago last year dubbed him the city's first Public Enemy No.1 since gangster Al Capone. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam SOUNDBITE ) (Spanish) ATTORNEY GENERAL JESUS MURILLO KARAM SAYING: "Today at 6:40am in the morning, elements from the Navy detained Joaquin Guzman in the city of Mazatlan along with a collaborator." Karam says the operation was complicated by the discovery that seven homes used by Guzman were connected by tunnels. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) JESUS MURILLO KARAM SAYING: "Not only connected by several tunnels, but he always used the city's drainage system. The doors to the home where he was found were reinforced with lead and that caused several minutes of delay in opening them, allowing for an escape through the tunnels." Guzman was captured at a seaside resort in his northwestern home state of Sinaloa. He has been caught before, and famously gave his jailers the slip. In 2001 he escaped a Mexican prison, reportedly in a laundry cart, to become the country's most high-profile trafficker.

Drug kingpin Guzman captured in Mexico

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 - 01:36

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