I wasn't expecting to watch the entire 60 Minutes segment on Chapo's capture, but it is surprisingly good, with new information. If I had known it was presented by Bill Whitaker I would have been more excited.
Whitaker has followed the Mexican drug war for decades, and his passion to learn in depth, has always assured that even the most schooled narco war followers will learn something new and deeper by his reporting.
I have tried to embed the entire 60 minutes segment without success. But I was able to present these clips.
In the segment we learn tidbits such as Chapo escaped in his underwear, and his group consisting of his wife, the toddler twins, nanny, chef and bodyguard, moved to Mazatlan, after escaping Culiacan. However there were two women in the tunnel with Chapo, and a male.
After the near capture in Culiacan, they dumped their blackberries and acquired new cells, 5 days later the DEA agency was able to trace one of the phones to Chapo's body guard, Carlos Manuel Hoo, alias "El Condor". The DEA quickly shared the information with Mexican Marines.
At exactly 6:40 a.m. the Mexican Marines crashed through the door of Chapos Maztlan condo, Hoo seeing the red beams of laser sights on his chest, threw down his weapon and up went his hands in the motion of surrender.
Chapo's wife was found naked standing by the master bedroom bed and hiding behind the bathroom door was the most sought after man in the world, Chapo Guzman.
Below is a photo from PGR, 60 minutes says it is Chapo's wife, she was taken in to custody and supposedly this photo was taken. The next below is of the chef also taken into custody.
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