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Mexican President Announces Fugitive Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Has Been Captured

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
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The hunt for notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán has ended as Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced his arrest on Friday morning."Mission accomplished: we got him," Peña Nieto wrote in a tweet in Spanish. "I want to inform the Mexican people that Joaquin Guzmán Loera has been arrested."

U.S. officials confirmed the arrest with ABC News.

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An official who anonymously spoke with the AP said five people were killed and one Mexican marine was injured in the raid that captured the drug lord. In a statement, the Mexican Navy said it received a tip that Guzman was hiding inside a house in the town of Los Mochis, and that they seized an arsenal that included two armored vehicles and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Guzman was not injured.

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Authorities examine the tunnel Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman used to escape from the Altiplano prison (Photo courtesy of AP)
Guzman escaped from the maximum-security Atiplano prison in July via a mile-long tunnel, setting off a national manhunt. He reportedly was injured after escaping capture by authorities in October.

The Sinaloa Cartel, which Guzman led, was said to make around $3 billion annually in the illegal drug trade.

Update [12:00]: Telemundo News tweeted photos that reportedly show Guzman after his capture. They could not verify their authenticity:

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