WATCH: El Chapo’s goons and Mexican soldiers in SHOOTOUT just before drug lord’s capture

ccn pointThe tense video shows the marines mobilising outside Joaquin Guzman’s, also known as El Chapo, hideaway in Los Mochis, Mexico.

As the soldiers surround El Chapo, heavy gunfire can be heard followed by shouts of “security upstairs” – in reference to the men guarding the notorious drug trafficker.

One of the marines was injured during the gunfight as another throws several grenades into the room where El Chapo is hiding.

After firing off several rounds, the soldiers then advance into the sparse room, where the marines found two dead bodies.


El Chapo is now being held at Altiplano Prison in central Mexico


El Chapo was captured near the house after escaping through the sewer system

A third criminal was taken alive while a fourth suspect was captured in a ground-floor bedroom.

While sweeping the hideout, marines found a woman cowering on the ground in a bathroom and she tells them there are six further people upstairs.

The 15-minute long footage ends with the man in charge of the bloody operation saying: “We have one man dead and two women and two men alive.

“We are continuing to check the property.”

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