Joaquin Guzman Was Caught after a Chase Through Sewers and Drains

Mexican Authorities Was Watching El Chapo For A Month Before He Was Captured

New details emerge on how Druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was recaptured after he managed to steal a car after being chased through drains and sewers of Los Mochis.


Security forces revealed how they finally captured Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after a four-hour gunfight and a subterranean chase through the stinking sewers and drains of Los Mochis, a coastal city in the north-western state of Sinaloa.

Once again, a man who built a fortune on his drug cartel’s use of smuggling tunnels believed escape lay underground.

Inside of El Chapo Escape House
The Inside of  the House El Chapo Was Captured

The authorities had been watching the house for a month and had El Chapo in their sights before dawn on Friday morning.

Inside Look of El Chapo Escape House
Inside Look of El Chapo Escape House

As they made their move, 11 of Guzman’s henchmen opened fire, buying him enough time to slip away.

“You could hear intense gunfire and a helicopter. It was fierce,” said a neighbour, describing how the battle began at 4am and raged for three hours.

El Chapo Wearing The New Yeezy Tanktop
El Chapo Captured Wearing The New Yeezy Tanktop

With five men dead and six arrested, the chase moved underground, into the drains beneath the coastal city of Los Mochis, in his native northwestern state of Sinaloa.

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El Chapo and his chief assassin “El Cholo”

Authorities described how marines chased the drug lord and an aide – Orso Iván Gastélum Cruz described as Guzman’s chief assassin and better known by the nickname “El Cholo” – through the sewers but could not stop him resurfacing.