Most Wanted Drug Lord "El Chapo" Guzman Arrested
    2014-02-23 04:11:08     Xinhua       Web Editor: Jiang

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday confirmed the capture of the world's most wanted drug Lord, Joaquin Guzman Loera, known as El Chapo, in the Pacific resort of Mazatlan.

"I recognize the work of the Mexican state's security institutions for detaining Joaquin Guzman Loera in Mazatlan," Pena Nieto wrote on his Twitter account.

His capture put an end to a 13-year manhunt for the chief supplier of illegal drugs to the United States and much of the world.

Joaquin Guzman, whose nickname means "Shorty," is the leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, the most powerful one in Mexico. He was captured in Guatemala in 1993, but escaped from prison eight years later in the western Mexican state of Jalisco. He is wanted on charges of participating in international drug trafficking.

He became Mexico's top drug lord in 2003 after the arrest of his rival of the Gulf Cartel, and is listed as "the most powerful drug trafficker in the world" by the United States Department of Treasury.

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