A sought-after Mexican drug dealer was captured in Mexico over the weekend in a combined effort by Mexican and U.S. authorities, according to the New York Times.
Mexican marines and United States agents arrested Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in a building near the beach in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. Not one single shot was fired during the operation, according to the New York Times.
Authorities from the Drug Enforcement Administration shared intelligence information with Mexican navy officials a few weeks ago. This information led to the capture of other high-profile drug operators. In turn, they shared key information that resulted in the capture of Guzman on Feb. 22, according to the New York Times.
Guzman was the most wanted drug dealer in Mexico as well as for the F.B.I. and Interpol after he escaped from a prison in Jalisco, Mexico, in 2001. He has now been transferred to a maximum-security prison near Mexico City, according to El Universal, a Mexican newspaper.
“I would like to ask Mexicans to consider the extradition (of Guzman) to the United States, where he would be put in a super-max prison,” said Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “He won’t be able to escape from there,” he said, according to another article from El Universal.