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Watch the Raid That Led to El Chapo’s Arrest

Footage has been released of the raid that led to Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s arrest.

Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. Mexican marines recaptured fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Friday in the northwest of the country, six months after his spectacular prison break embarrassed authorities.   AFP PHOTO / OMAR TORRES / AFP / OMAR TORRES        (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. Mexican marines recaptured fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Friday in the northwest of the country, six months after his spectacular prison break embarrassed authorities. AFP PHOTO / OMAR TORRES / AFP / OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Early last Friday morning, Mexican marines stormed notorious drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s hideout in the town of Los Mochis, in his home state of Sinaloa.

Five suspects were killed and six others were arrested, but Guzman and at least one of his accomplices managed to escape the home through a manhole. After being chased through an underground maze of sewers, Guzman stole a car and nearly got away. He was later stopped on the highway and captured, and now faces extradition to the U.S.

On Monday, 15 minutes of dramatic video footage of the raid — code-named Operation Cisne Negro, or “Black Swan” — was obtained by Televisa, a Mexican media outlet.

Watch below:

Photo Credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images

Siobhán O’Grady is a freelance journalist working across sub-Saharan Africa. She previously worked as a staff writer at Foreign Policy. @siobhan_ogrady

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