The Mexican Navy releases video from an October raid on one of the hideouts used by druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Rough Cut – Subtitled (no reporter narration).
Inside El Chapo’s hideout
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STORY: The Mexican Navy has released footage from a raid on one of the hideouts used by druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during the nearly six months he was on the run before he was recaptured last week in his home state of Sinaloa. The humble safe house was located in mountainous forest region near the border location between the states of Sinaloa and Durango.
The area is known as la Piedrosa, or the rocky one, and is located between peaks and canyons. An elite marine group was deployed to the area and raided the property hoping to trap Guzman in early October. The footage was shot on cameras attached to helmets worn by the troops.
The October mission didn’t produce the vaunted recapture. But it was clear the Mexican forces were already on Chapo’s tail, as he didn’t have time to pack up all his items, from vitamins to sandals, before fleeing again.
“El Chapo” was recaptured last Friday (January 8), six months after a brazen prison break via a mile-long tunnel that burrowed right up into his cell, and is now being held in isolation in Altiplano prison, on the outskirts of Mexico City.
Deeply concerned that Guzman could escape for a third time, Mexico has beefed up security at his prison, reinforcing the floor of his cell and placing a guard at his door at all times.
Mexico’s government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite Guzman. However, the timing will likely depend on any injunctions filed by Guzman’s lawyers.