NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 28, 2015 in New York City. The ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis it has spawned are playing a backdrop to this years 70th annual General Assembly meeting of global leaders. (Photo : Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)
Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the Mexican drug kingpin who escaped six months ago from a high security prison by building a tunnel, has been captured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced.
In his Twitter account, the Mexican President posted a tweet which translates to "Mission Accomplished: we have him. I want to inform Mexicans Joaquín Guzmán Loera has been arrested."
According to the report by Fox News, citing the official press release about the capture, the Mexican drug lord was caught in a four-star hotel called Hotel Doux which is located in Los Mochis. The Mexican marines said that there were five suspects killed while six others were arrested during the raid.
Additionally, the marines were also reported to have seized two armored vehicles, eight rifles, a handgun and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher which indicates that El Chapo had threatening weaponry in store.
The report furthered that one Mexican marine was injured, but his injuries were not severe.
"The events occurred when naval personnel received information from a citizen saying that armed people were seen in a home," stated in the official release, according to Fox News.
"Acting on that information, elements of the Mexican Marines stormed the home where they came under fire. They proceeded to defeat the aggression of the armed men in a legitimate defense and with only the goal of saving their own lives," the release added.
The news, however, gathered mixed reactions from social media with some pessimistic comments about the report.
Some Twitter users pointed that the report might be a lie as there are no immediate photos or evidence to prove that the drug lord has already been captured, adding it's "lies like always."
— Mónica Monroy ♥ (@monikamonroy) January 8, 2016
Moreover, it was not only in Mexico that the news got a response from social media. Some stars also reacted such as Jimmy Kimmel who posted a tweet saying that he captured El Chapo only to joke one hour later, dropping a tweet that the 61-year-old drug lord escaped again. Other twitter users reacted on the news with humor, with one poking a joke that says El Chapo is already building a tunnel as they speak.
Entre otras noticias... Capturan al Chapo. pic.twitter.com/kOpq07OOO6 — MARIANO HEREDIA ⚜ (@MarianoHeredia_) January 8, 2016
Meanwhile, other people from Twitter trolls Donald Trump with El Chapo's capture. Some Twitter users said that the capture was just a strategy to bring El Chapo to U.S. and take down Trump, while others were depressed that the drug lord was captured before he can take on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election candidate.