Mexican Drug Kingpin Arrested
(El Paso, Texas)
The world's most wanted drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was arrested last night in Mazatlan, Mexico, said Phil Jordan, former director of the El Paso Intelligence Center.[…]Reportedly, proceeds from his illicit drug operations made Guzman one of the world's richest and most powerful men.
The Associated Press reported that Guzman, 56, was found at a hotel with an unidentified woman. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service were "heavily involved" in the capture, the official, was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity, told the AP. No shots were fired.
Mexican federal officials said they transported the man suspected to be Guzman to Mexico City to confirm his identity through fingerprints and DNA.