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Mexico captures No 1 drug kingpin 'Shorty' Guzman

Updated: 2014-02-24 08:08
By Agencies in Mexico City ( China Daily)

After 13 years on the lam, the world's most powerful drug kingpin was captured in a Mexican beach city, frogmarched by marines and flown to prison, abruptly ending his blood-stained reign.

In a US-backed raid, Mexican marines arrested Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman early on Saturday morning without a shot fired in a condominium in Mazatlan, a Pacific resort city in his home state of Sinaloa, officials said.

The arrest is a major victory for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, whose administration is striving to tame a spiral of drug violence that has killed more than 77,000 people in the past seven years.

Mexico captures No 1 drug kingpin 'Shorty' Guzman