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Drug kingpin 'El Chapo' recaptured

Approximately six months after he escaped a maximum-security prison through a mile-long tunnel, the infamous Mexican drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" has been recaptured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter Friday. El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquín Guzmán, was caught by the navy in the northern city of Los Mochis, Vice reports. The navy said they found El Chapo after an anonymous tip led them to a residence filled with gunmen; one official was wounded in the kingpin's apprehension.

El Chapo had previously spent 14 years on the run after escaping from prison in 2001; he was recaptured in February 2015.