The case is so high profile, I'm not sure he can pay his way out this time.


'Mission accomplished': Mexican President says 'El Chapo' caught

By Greg Botelho and Michael Martinez, CNN
January 9, 2016

In a joint Mexican and US operation, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, was captured Saturday at beach resort in Mazatlan, Mexico. Guzman is considered one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world. Guzman faces multiple federal drug trafficking indictments in the U.S., and is on the Drug Enforcement Administration's most-wanted list. His drug empire stretches throughout North America and reaches as far away as Europe and Australia.

Who is Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman?

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman', is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City.

Filmmaker: It's clear to me where 'El Chapo' is Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman', is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City.

A Mexican navy operation in a coastal city leads to drug lord's capture, official says
Five assailants are killed, and six people are arrested in the operation, Mexican navy says

Guzman should be extradited to United States, Sen. John McCain urges
(CNN)Mexican authorities snared drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a bloody raid Friday, recapturing one of the world's most notorious and slippery criminals.

"Mission Accomplished," President Enrique Peña Nieto announced via Twitter. "We have him."

Members of Mexico's navy caught Guzman in an operation at about 4:30 a.m. (6:30 a.m. ET) in the coastal city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa state, a senior law enforcement official in Mexico told CNN.

Several people aligned with Guzman died in the raid,
the official said. The Mexican navy put the number of dead at five, with six others arrested. No navy personnel were killed, and only one was injured.

Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido.

Without specifically mentioning how Guzman had already twice escaped from Mexican prisons,
the Mexican President said the recapture of Guzman ought to restore Mexicans' faith in their government and justice system.

Friday's announcement marked the third time that Guzman was captured by Mexican authorities.

"The arrest today is extremely important for the security institutions of the government," the President said. "Today our institutions have demonstrated one more time that our citizens can trust them, and our institutions are at the level that has the strength and determination to complete any mission that is granted to them."

Guzman's recapture represents a major success in what has been an embarrassing ordeal for Mexico. For many, "El Chapo" has been a symbol of the Mexican government's ineptitude and corruption.

He has led one of the country's most powerful, violent drug cartels and escaped maximum-security prisons not once, but twice,
the latest in July when he busted out through a hole into a mile-long tunnel and then on to freedom.

Last year's breakout spurred major criticism about the Mexican government's ability to safeguard such a notorious criminal, with some saying he should have been held in the United States.


U.S. officials were aware of the operation to capture Guzman, according to a law enforcement official.....

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