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El Chapo extradited to US: When he was captured

Last updated on: January 20, 2017 08:37 IST

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, Mexico's drug baron who was captured last January, was extradited to the United States on Thursday.
After he was captured on January 8, 2016, Mexican officials allowed cameras to glimpse inside the safe house where El Chapo was hiding before to his arrest.
The home was badly damaged in the raid that captured the fugitive.
El Chapo had escaped Mexico's Altiplano jail in July 2015 by climbing into a hole in the floor beneath his shower, and through a 1.5 km tunnel leading to a nearby construction site.

IMAGE: A destroyed microwave oven is seen next to a wall with bullet holes in a safe house, where five people were shot dead during the operation to recapture drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, at Jiquilpan Boulevard in Los Mochis in Sinaloa state, Mexico.
Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

IMAGE: A refrigerator in the kitchen in the safe house.
El Chapo gave Mexican security forces the slip by opening a secret doorway hidden behind a mirror and descending into a sophisticated tunnel leading to the city's drains.
The infamous head of the Sinaloa drug cartel was arrested after a manhunt that followed his escape by tunnelling out of a Mexican maximum security prison in July 2015.
Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

IMAGE: DVDs of a TV series are seen on the sheets of a bed inside El Chapo's safe house.
Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

IMAGE: Another view inside the house.
Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

IMAGE: Mexican Marines take part in the operation to capture El Chapo.
Photograph: Mexican Navy/Reuters

IMAGE: A soldier points with his weapon to an entrance of a drain from where El Chapo escaped before being captured.
Photograph: Mexican Navy/Reuters

IMAGE: One of the cars El Chapo used to escape before he was captured.
Photograph: Mexican Navy/Reuters