VIDEO & PHOTOS: ‘El Chapo’ World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord Captured in Mexico

Sat Jan 9, 2016 12:27:58

'El Chapo' World's most-wanted drug lord is caught in deadly shootout at Mexican hideaway packed with armored cars and rocket launchers, six months after his spectacular jailbreak

Notorious drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera has been recaptured six months after his elaborate escape from a Mexican maximum security prison.

Mexican marines captured El Chapo, which means 'the short one' in Spanish, during a raid in the town of Los Mochis, located in the kingpin's home state of Sinaloa.

Five cartel gangsters were killed and another six were arrested in the raid, while one Mexican marine sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A vast arsenal of weapons was siezed, including rocket launchers, machine guns and armored vehicles.

El Chapo had earlier escaped from a nearby house which came under fire from marines as the net closed on the cartel leader, Mexican officials revealed.

Mexican police say the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Marshals aided in El Chapo's recapture. It is not yet clear whether El Chapo will be extradited to the US, but he was seen being bundled on to a plane by security officials on Friday afternoon.

Head down: El Chapo pictured above in February 2014, when he was captured the last time he broke out of jail

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto wrote on his Twitter account on Friday: 'Mission accomplished: We have him.'

The raid also ended in the capture of El Chapo's right-hand man El Cholo, a hitman who was also on the run from the law.

El Chapo & El Cholo