Notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was recently recaptured and that has obviously been making the news for the past couple of days. Days after it was revealed that El Chapo relied upon BBM to communicate with people, including actor Sean Penn, the GoPro footage of the raid that led to him being recaptured has now been released online. It’s certainly not for the faint of heart.
It’s a 15-minute video which shows Mexican special forces raiding a two-story house in the coastal town of Los Mochis and exchanging fire with the men tasked with guarding the drug lord. Five of El Chapo’s henchmen were killed while four were captured by special forces.
CNN reports that El Chapo was able to evade the raiding party since he had been tipped off 90 minutes before the raid even begun however he was captured on a highway outside of town by the federal police of Mexico. He had escaped through a tunnel that led into the town’s sewer system.
The video of this raid has been recorded using a GoPro camera that was mounted on top of a soldier’s helmet, it provides a bizzare look at the hunt for one of the most notorious drug lords on the planet, who is believed to be responsible for a quarter of all drug flowing into the United States.