Mexican Forces Capture Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo,' Put Him In Same Prison He Escaped From (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a notorious Mexican drug kingpin, was captured by Mexican forces in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on Jan. 8 (video below).

Guzman was captured in a bloody raid under heavy gunfire that killed seven other suspects, a senior law enforcement official told CNN, but the Mexican navy said five people were killed.

According to The New York Times, it was Mexico's marines who captured Guzman.

The Mexican government said on Jan. 8 that it had been monitoring a home in Los Mochis for over a month when movement was seen on Jan. 7.

When Mexican forces raided the home, Guzman actually escaped through some sewers, stole a car, but was later captured.

Now the question is whether or not Mexico will extradite Guzman to the U.S. where he faces charges from drug trafficking to murder, or try to keep him imprisoned for a third time.

Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gomez Gonzalez said during a press conference that Guzman was taken back to Altiplano, the same prison that he escaped from on July 11, 2015, reports NBC News.

Guzman escaped through a mile-long tunnel that went from the floor of his jail cell to an empty house.

Gonzalez added that Guzman was tracked to a home in Los Mochis, in part, because he wanted to make a movie about his escape, and had been in touch with actors and producers.

NBC News and CNN report that it was Mexico's navy that captured Guzman.

Sources: CNNThe New York Times, NBC News / Photo Credit: CNN/Univision via YouTube Screenshot