LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – “La Captura del Chapo Guzman” headlined Mexico local “noticias” tonight as further details about the arrest of El Chapo Guzman, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, surfaced. El Chapo or Shorty aka Joaquin Guzman Loera, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, was captured not in a tunnel but in a hotel-condominium tower today February 22, 2014 in Mazatlan, Mexico. The same region was terrorized by El Chapo with threats against tourists since 2011. But as Univision and Telemundo aired footage of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, some critics took to YouTube to proclaim “No es El Chapo”. Meantime, a hoax website surfacing, falsely claiming that the arrest was a mistake, that the man arrested was not El Chapo but Gregorio Chavez. Meantime, few details about his wife, his esposa, former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro (photos below), have surfaced.
Tonight, prosecutors detailing the arrest La Captura del Chapo Guzman 2014 are expressing their certainty that they have the right man. El Chapo Guzman was arrested in a resort community “without firing a shot,” said attorney general Jesus Murillo. Prosecutors told news that they narrowed in on El Chapo since February 13, and were focusing on several homes. He was moved back and forth between homes through an elaborate underground rain system.
In 2001, El Chapo escaped from a Mexican prison (in a laundry cart no less) just before extradition to the U.S. El Chapo changed his cell phone every day for over a decade. Nevertheless, “there were several times when he could be arrested. Prudence and common sense did not we put at risk the public and we did it in the right time, without firing a shot . There was not a single damage and no one was injured”, officials told news today 2/22/14.
Officials admitted that they almost captured him earlier this month. But Guzman used his tunnel system which linked into that the town’s sewage system. Then, once into each home, El Chapo had his team close each entrance with a steel system.
Critics took to YouTube to proclaim that the man, now considerately older and in his fifties, was not the right man. “No es El Chapo”, they asserted. But Murillo Karam said that “100%” confirmation had verified that they had the right man.
Nevertheless a hoax website surfaced online adding to the confusion. “Family members of Gregorio Chavez are claiming he is the man currently under arrest by the government of Mexico and are falsely claiming him as famed drug lord Joaquin Guzman,” the fake website read.
DEA officials out of Illinois tell news that they are moving quickly for extradition. Mexican marines and U.S. DEA agents worked in conjunction for the arrest.