Monday 20 November 2017

New El Chapo video shows marines storming Mexican drug lord's lair in armed raid

New video footage shows the moments before Mexican marines finally tracked down the drug lord

Rachael Revesz

Five gunmen protecting Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman were reportedly killed when a squadron of Mexican marines entered his lair in Los Mochis, a new video has shown.

The video, first released by Televisa and Univision, shows the marines preparing to enter a dark room where cartel members are hiding. They appear to throw an explosive into the room and open fire.

One marine is injured and is helped by his colleague.

El Chapo fled the scene but was later caught in a stolen car on a road from Los Mochis to Navajo.

The drug lord whose Sinaloa cartel is responsible for a quarter of the drugs in the US was re-captured on Friday after he had escaped one of Mexico’s highest security prisons.

Authorities discovered henchmen had built a highly sophisticated one mile-long tunnel to an outhouse, which had taken over a year to construct.

Mexican officials have said it could take at least a year to extradite El Chapo to the US. They also wish to question the actors Sean Penn and Kate Del Castillo for information which led to his arrest, when they travelled to the jungle and interviewed the drug lord for the Rolling Stones magazine.

Independent News Service

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