By Allan Lengel
It took a while, but Mexican and U.S. authorities on Saturday, as part of a joint effort, captured Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the boss of one of Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficking operations in Mexico, CNN reported.
CNN reported that Mexican marines in a joint operation with the DEA captured Guzman at a hotel in the beach resort of of Mazatlán. He was with a female.
CNN reported that Phil Jordan, who spent three decades with the DEA and headed the agency’s El Paso Intelligence Center, said the arrest represents a huge blow to the world’s most powerful drug boss.
“It is a significant arrest provided he gets extradited immediately to the United States,” Jordan told CNN. “If he does not get extradited, then he will be allowed to escape within a period of time.”
He had escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001.
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