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Drug lord dateline: Captures and escapes of 'El Chapo' Guzman

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Mexico City: Key dates in the various pursuits, captures and escapes of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, who was captured Friday in Sinaloa:

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June 10, 1993: Mexican authorities announce Guzman's first capture in Guatemala.

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1995: Guzman is convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Jan. 19, 2001: Guzman escapes from one of Mexico's two top-security prisons, in Jalisco state, allegedly in a laundry cart.

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2012: Mexican federal police nearly capture Guzman in a coastal mansion in Los Cabos, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with dozens of other foreign ministers in the same resort town.

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Feb. 22, 2014: Mexican marines capture Guzman in a condo in Mazatlan after he eluded them for days through tunnels in Culiacan, also in the state of Sinaloa.

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July 11, 2015: Guzman escapes from the country's top-security prison in Mexico State through a mile-long (1.5 kilometer) tunnel.

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Jan. 8, 2016; Mexican marines capture Guzman in an operation in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

AP

First Published On : Jan 9, 2016 02:24 IST

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