Feb 22, 2014
By Bob Komsic
Drug kingpin, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as ”El Chapo”, has been captured, ending a 13-year manhunt for the chief supplier of illegal drugs to much of the world.
Few details are available, but therer’s a picture of Guzmán, who appeared to be handcuffed and with a few cuts to his face and torso.
He’d stayed so hidden that there was uncertainty what he looked like, but American officials believed they had the right man.
Mexican marines captured him in the Pacific beach resort area of Mazatlán.
There were no reports of shots fired.
Guzmán, whose nickname means Shorty, had eluded the authorities time and again since he escaped from a prison in a laundry basket just before an extradition order to the U.S.
He faces a bounty of drug trafficking and other charges stemming from a multibillion-dollar drug empire.