U.S. and Mexican authorities detail coordinated effort to capture drug lord

By Joshua Partlow, Sari Horwitz, February 23, 2014

MEXICO CITY — The half-dozen Mexican commandos who burst into Room 401 of the Miramar condominium building in the beach town of Mazatlan found the world’s most wanted drug lord not armed to the teeth but shirtless and curled up in bed with his beauty-queen wife. An assault rifle was at his side, but he didn’t try to grab it.

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