Transcript for Infamous Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Captured In Mexico
We turn now to the other developing headline tonight. The notorious drug lord el chapo who escaped months ago into that mile-long tunnel carved beneath his prison cell with full electricity and a motorcycle waiting, tonight captured. Here's the poster just released. El chapo now caught. But it came after a bloody shootout. And in the end this is what he looked like when he was found. But there does remain a central question at this hour after multiple escapes. Will he now be brought here to the U.S.? ABC's gio Benitez, who first showed us that tunnel in Mexico, back on the case tonight. Reporter: His head covered in white blanket, the most wanted drug lord in the world, Joaquin "El chapo" Guzman led away by authorities after six months on the run. Mexican Marines launching the raid in the drug lord's home state of sinaloa before dawn, killing five cartel members in the firefight. Inside the hideout, an arsenal of weapons. .50-caliber sniper rifles. M-16s with grenade launchers. And Russian rpgs. Authorities track him to a nearby hotel. Today that image of Guzman in handcuffs sitting on a bed wearing a dirty shirt. The Mexican president tweeting, "Mision cumplida," mission accomplished. We have him. His July 11th escape through a tunnel under his jail cell practically caught on camera humiliated Mexican authorities. That camera capturing him pacing back and forth, removing his ankle monitor, going to the shower area, where he ducks and disappears. ABC news was the first American network inside that cell. We are entering el chapo's cell. Here's that camera. There's that surveillance camera. Reporter: From the shower into a mile-long underground tunnel dug out by his own team of expert engineers. A modified motorcycle whisking the kingpin away to a half-built house that would be used as a secret escape. It was Guzman's second prison escape. His first in 2001, when he allegedly escaped from one of Mexico's top security prisons in a laundry cart. In October 2015 Guzman was cornered in the Sierra madre mountains after a fierce gun battle. Still managing to escape. The man responsible for a quarter of all the illegal drugs that come into America finally back in custody. As you point out, responsible for so many of the drugs that get into the U.S. In the meantime, gio, a lot of talk about whether or not he'll be extradited now fought U.S. That's right. There's no question that Americans want him here. And while he was on the run, a Mexican judge actually ruled that he should be sent to the U.S. If he was captured. But David, there's no telling if or when that's going to happen. All right. You'll stay on the case, gio, thank you.
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