Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Injured By Police, Still Evades Capture

by : Mark Foster on : 17 Oct 2015 13:38

Fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is reported to have sustained injuries to his leg and face before escaping police capture once again.


According to three sources with knowledge of the top secret operation, Mexican marines tracked El Chapo down after a tip off from American drug agents. He was seen hiding in a secluded ranch in Cosala, located in a mountainous area in north-western Mexico.

After storming the ranch by helicopter, the marines were driven away by Guzman’s bodyguards. During the confusion, El Chapo – which means ‘Shorty’ and not ‘The Chap’ unfortunately – and his men are believed to have escaped on ATVs.

Cosala, Mexico

After giving chase, the Mexican authorities managed to encircle the kingpin within a two-mile radius, but he unbelievably still managed to give them the slip.


A statement read: 

As a result of these actions, and to avoid his capture, in recent days, the fugitive engaged in a hasty retreat, which, according to the information received, caused him injuries to one leg and the face,

Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison in July and has been giving police the run around since, causing massive embarrassment to Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto.

Mark Foster

Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he's been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.

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CNN and 2 others
  1. CNN

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  2. BBC

    Mexico's 'El Chapo Guzman injured in recapture bid'

  3. NBC News

    'El Chapo' on the Run: Mexican Drug Lord Has Leg, Face Injuries: Sources