Key dates in Mexico's pursuit and extradition of 'El Chapo' 

Key dates in the various pursuits, captures, escapes and the extradition of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Published: 20th January 2017 10:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2017 11:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Associated Press

Key dates in the various pursuits, captures, escapes and the extradition of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman:

  • June 10, 1993: Guzman's first capture, in Guatemala, announced by Mexican authorities.
  • 1995: Convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  • Jan. 19, 2001: Escapes from one of Mexico's two top-security prisons, in Jalisco state, allegedly in a laundry cart.
  • 2012: Nearly captured by Mexican federal police at 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.
  • Feb. 22, 2014: Captured by Mexican marines at a condo in Mazatlan after he had escaped capture by fleeing through tunnels in Culiacan, the Sinaloa state capital.
  • July 11, 2015: Escapes from country's Antiplano top-security prison, in Mexico State, using mile-long (1.5 kilometer) tunnel dug from site outside prison compound.
  • Jan. 8, 2016: Captured by Mexican marines during raid in Los Mochis, a seaside city in Sinaloa. Sent back to same prison he escaped from.
  • Jan. 19, 2017: Guzman is extradited to the United States.
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