LATimes: ‘It was like an action movie,’ neighbors say of El Chapo’s capture in Mexico

9th January 2016, Cecilia Sanchez, Deborah Bonello and Tracy Wilkinson — His house was nothing special, a single-story, tree-shrouded home in a middle-class neighborhood in this seaside city. And there the world’s most sought-after drug kingpin hid for months until his capture in a deadly shootout.

Neighbors noticed his comings and goings, but without special attention. And then suddenly, the Mexican naval special forces descended Friday.

“It was like an action movie,” said Javier Torres, an 18-year-old student and neighbor. “The gunfire … the helicopters woke us. There were lots of shouts.”

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