A raid early Saturday morning in the Mexican Pacific beach resort town of Mazatlan lead to the capture of one of the world's most wanted drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
According to CNN, United States and Mexican authorities had been working together for months to close in on the Sinaloa cartel leader. NPR reports that Guzman had been on the run for years prior to his capture.
Guzman was arrested along with a female collaborater, after marine special forces swooped in on them at sun rise in the condo complex where Guzman was staying.
"The takedown of El Chapo is a thorn in the side, but not a dagger in the heart of the Sinaloa Cartel," George Grayson, an expert on Mexico's cartels, told NPR.
Guzman's take down marks the end of the elusive mythical-like status he had achieved in recent years after avoiding previous capture attempts with the use of bribes, safe houses and an army of cartel helpers.