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Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman captured

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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto posted on his Twitter account, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, that drug lord Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman has been recaptured. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto posted on his Twitter account, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, that drug lord Joaquin ‘Chapo’ Guzman has been recaptured. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Key dates in the various pursuits, captures and escapes of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, who was captured Friday in Sinaloa:

June 10, 1993: Mexican authorities announce Guzman’s first capture in Guatemala.

1995: Guzman is convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Jan. 19, 2001: Guzman escapes from one of Mexico’s two top-security prisons, in Jalisco state, allegedly in a laundry cart.

2012: Mexican federal police nearly capture Guzman in a coastal mansion in Los Cabos, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with dozens of other foreign ministers in the same resort town.

Feb. 22, 2014: Mexican marines capture Guzman in a condo in Mazatlan after he eluded them for days through tunnels in Culiacan, also in the state of Sinaloa.

July 11, 2015: Guzman escapes from the country’s top-security prison in Mexico State through a mile-long (1.5 kilometer) tunnel.

Jan. 8, 2016; Mexican marines capture Guzman in an operation in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

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