In what can only be compared to an epic scene from a movie — Mexican authorities have provided epic GoPro footage from that military raid that led to the capture of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s.
The camera follows the armed men as they storm the house, unleashing round after round of grenades and bullets — searching room to room.
Seventeen élite unit Mexican Marines were met by about one 12 highly armed guards who fought back. The scene when they found El Chapo comes straight from your most fulfilling gangster fantasy.
Video courtesy of ABC:
Eventually the marines determined that the only bedroom on the first floor was Guzman’s and they began pounding on the walls and moving furniture, finding hidden doors, the show said.
His room had a king-sized bed, bags from fashionable clothing stores, bread and cookie wrappers, and medicine including injectable testosterone, syringes, antibiotics and cough syrups, the show said. The two-story house had four bedrooms and five bathrooms. There were flat-screen TVs and Internet connection throughout the house, according to “Primero Noticias.”
The Marines eventually found a hidden passageway behind a mirror, with a handle hidden in the light fixture. The handle opened a secret door, leading down into the escape tunnel, the show explained.
The escape tunnel was fully lit and led to an access door for the city sewage system, “Primero Noticias” said, adding that Guzman had at least a 20-minute head start on the Marines.
The address where Guzman was captured had been monitored for a month, Mexican Attorney General rely Gomez has said. According to Gomez, Guzman and his lieutenant escaped through that drainage system.
“Primero Noticias” said it obtained surveillance footage showing Guzman and his lieutenant emerging from the manhole cover, where they then stole two cars to flee, the show said.
Guzman and his lieutenant were caught on the highway.