January 11th 2016 — More cinematic touches to the already-incredible story surrounding the recapture of fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman emerged Monday, when authorities released a video of the raid on the house where Guzman was holed up with his henchmen.
The assault on the house in Los Mochis, Mexico, started just after 4:30 a.m. Friday, marking the beginning of the operation that resulted in Guzman’s capture, six months after his audacious escape from a maximum-security prison in central Mexico.
He had made his getaway through a professionally constructed, sophisticated tunnel equipped with lighting and ventilation that ran from the floor of his shower for about a mile to a house under construction in the fields surrounding the prison.
Now, though, he was holed up in a simple house in a run-down neighborhood. A neighbor had tipped off police to the armored vehicles and assault-style weapons that had been seen around the nondescript house.