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Newly released video shows raid that captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin Chapo Guzman

January 11, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Newly released video shows raid that captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin Chapo Guzman

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CNN has obtained newly released video footage of the raid by Mexican marines that led to the capture of Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman six months after his flight from prison.

Marines can be seen exchanging gunfire and throwing hand grenades at the gunmen protecting Guzman during the deadly raid that led to his recapture after six months on the run.

A commando can be heard in Spanish screaming “They got me! They got me!”  That led another soldier to yell “Let the grenades loose!”

CNN obtained the footage from the Mexican Televisa media company.

Five of El Chapo’s henchmen died trying to defend his hideout in Los Mochis.

The 30-second video clip is part of a 15-minute recording that reportedly shows the special forces — clad in a combination of tactical gear and sports wear — searching in closets and under beds for Mexico’s most wanted criminal.

But Guzman sneaked out the back during the commotion, slipped into a sewer pipe and slithered away before popping above ground and stealing a car, CNN said.

He was later nabbed by Mexican federal police and is awaiting extradition to the US, where he’s been indicted on drug and murder charges in federal courts in Brooklyn, Chicago and elsewhere.

The head of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel had been on the lam since escaping last year from a maximum-security prison through an elaborate tunnel outfitted with a motorcycle on rails.

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