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

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Posted: Jan 19, 2017 6:23 PM
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:

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June 10, 1993: Guzman's first capture, in Guatemala, announced by Mexican authorities.

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1995: Convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Jan. 19, 2001: Escapes from one of Mexico's two top-security prisons, in Jalisco state, allegedly in a laundry cart.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jan. 19, 2017: Guzman is extradited to the United States.