'El Chapo' to Return to Prison He Escaped From

The notorious drug kingpin was recaptured six months after he tunneled his way out of a Mexican prison.
2:50 | 01/09/16

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The other big story, el chapo has been captured again. The notorious drug lord apprehended in Mexico six months after he tunneled his way out and now he's going back to the same prison from which he escaped. Matt Gutman has the latest from Mexico City. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Paula. He has already been charged in multiple U.S. Districts but overnight not a single mention from the Mexican president about extradition. So as you mentioned, el chapo, the man who escaped from two Mexican prisons in his career wakes up in the same supermax he busted out of just last year. Overnight, Mexican military officials muscling el chapo towards a helicopter and a flight to Mexico City. Hours after Mexican special forces captured the drug lord Joaquin "El chapo" Guzman. That last showdown playing out in the drug kingpin's home state on Friday. Mexican Marines raiding this compound, exchanging fire with el chapo's men killing five of them seizing these weapons including 50-caliber sniper rifles and grenade launchers. But, not their suspect. Mexican officials say Guzman slipped into the city's sewer tunnels. He and a bodyguard spotted emerging from the sewers and carjacking a vehicle before finally being nabbed. Seen handcuffed in that filthy shirt where these pictures were taken. Reporter: The Mexican president declaring it a triumph Friday night announcing the news to the world with this tweet. Mission accomplished." The U.S. Department of justice calling his capture a victory for the citizens of both Mexico and the United States. El chapo, one of the most wanted criminals responsible for nearly a quarter of the drugs trafficked across the border. Often through tunnels, ABC news getting unprecedented access to one of them. Okay, so right I just walk right here. Gentably through here, don't touch the walls or anything. Reporter: It ends the biggest manhunt when he escaped from July. In a straight out of Hollywood escape surveillance cameras showed el chapo ducking and then disappearing into that mile long tunnel dug by his engineers right under the prison. The motorcycle zipping him to freedom in that million dollar tunnel to this remote farm. And apparently he had Hollywood on his mind. Shortly after he broke out of that prison the attorney general says that he contacted producers and local actors about making a biopic about his life. Those communications helped lead authorities right to him. Dan. You couldn't make it up. Matt Gutman, we appreciate it.

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