President Enrique Peña Nieto said that as promised, Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s re-arrest took place as a result of the coordination of the Armed Forces, the Mexican Army and Navy, the Federal Police, the Attorney General’s Office and the Center for Investigation and National Security.”

Today is extremely important for the government’s security institutions.

"This morning, in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, members of the government’s security institutions arrested Joaquín Guzmán Loera. His location, tracking and recapture are the result of the joint work of the Mexican state’s intelligence, security and law enforcement corporations.

This is an achievement in favor of the rule of law, resulting from the coordination of our Armed Forces, the Mexican Army and Navy, the Federal Police, the Attorney General's Office and the Center for Investigation and National Security,”

The president expressed his institutional and personal gratitude: "Once again, I congratulate and thank all the staff, all the elements of all the security institutions in our country who participated in the recapture of this criminal we were looking for.”

He explained that for months, intense, careful intelligence work and criminal investigation were carried out, which led to the identification, arrest and dismantling of the network of influence and protection of this criminal.

“Today, Mexico confirms that its institutions have the skills to confront and overcome those who threaten the tranquility of Mexican families.

This operation means that 98 of  the122 most wanted criminals no longer pose a threat to Mexican society; they were criminals who had been harming the country for years.

“We will continue to deal with organized crime with intelligence, coordination, strength and effectiveness. We will continue to do our duty, because we have the support of millions of Mexicans who wish to live in a country of laws and freedoms.

Faced with major national challenges, Mexicans have a firm government determined to build a better country. Today, once again, we have proved that there is no greater strength than that of Mexicans working together.”