Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured on Friday, Jan. 8 by an elite squad of the Navy and Federal Police in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
Newly released video of the military operation that captured Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman on Friday shows the moment in which a Mexican marine is wounded as the squad was fiercely shooting its way in to the drug lord’s hideout in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
The 30-second video, released by CNN on Monday, is part of a 15-minute footage obtained by Televisa from the Mexican government.
“They got me! They got me!” cries the wounded soldier from the ground, while other men beside him are seen readying grenades.
Five suspects were killed and six others arrested. The marine's injuries were not life threatening.
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Mexican forces caught Guzman in a residential neighborhood of Los Mochis, where they'd been monitoring a suspected safe house. Guzman was able to escape via storm drains and exited a manhole in the street, but he was captured in a vehicle on the highway.
The head of extradition for the Mexican Attorney General's Office says it probably will take at least a year to extradite Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States.
Officials had previously estimated a six-month minimum, but Jose Manuel Merino told local media that the extradition would probably take "one year or longer." Merino told Radio Formula that the length of the process would depend on how hard the defendant's lawyers fight each stage. Merino said the process had lasted as long as six years, in one case.
The Attorney General's Office issued a statement Sunday it's started the extradition mechanism by notifying Guzman that two arrest warrants from the U.S. are being processed.
Guzman was recaptured Friday, six months after breaking out of a Mexican prison.
Guzman's attorney Juan Pablo Badillo has said that the defense already has filed six motions to challenge extradition requests.
The AP contributed to this report.