Violent Crime

Fugitive Mexican Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Re-Captured After Firefight with Mexican Marines

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The Mexican Navy said in a statement that Marines acting on a tip raided a home in the town of Los Mochis before dawn.

The Marines were fired on from inside the structure. Five suspects were killed and six others arrested and one Marine was wounded. The marine’s injuries were not life threatening.

At the home, Marines seized two armored vehicles, eight rifles, one handgun and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

Photos of the arms seized in the raid suggested that Guzman and his associates had a fearsome arsenal at the non-descript white house.

Two of the rifles seized were.50-caliber sniper guns, capable of penetrating most bullet-proof vests and cars. The grenade launcher was found loaded, with an extra round nearby. And an assault rifle had a .40 mm grenade launcher, and at least one grenade.

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