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Drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman captured

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 17:43:22-05

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday via Twitter.

“Mission accomplished: we have it. I want to inform Mexicans Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested,” the Mexican President tweeted in Spanish.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman culminates “days and nights” of collaborative work among Mexican intelligence and police agencies.

Guzman’s capture confirms Mexican institutions’ ability to “restore tranquility to Mexican families.” The President added, “It is the pride of our nation,” he said, referring the government’s operation in an address at the National Palace in Mexico City.