achievement is a result of 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, he said.
re-capture of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, earlier today, in the National Palace courtyard,
President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a press statement, the contents of which are
in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, members of the government’s security
institutions arrested Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
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, he said.
against impunity is the result of the ongoing work of valuable elements of our
institutions, who, for days and nights, focused on the mission with which I
tasked them: recapturing this criminal and bringing him to
To each and
every one of them, I express my institutional and personal gratitude.
I express the
gratitude of the whole of Mexico; they are a source of pride for our nation.
as I promised, was bound to happen. 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.
confirms that its institutions have the skills to confront and overcome those who
threaten the tranquility of Mexican families.
shows that when Mexicans are united, no adversity is impossible to overcome and
all goals are attainable if we trust the soundness and strength of our
operation means that 98 of the 122 most
wanted criminals no longer pose a threat to Mexican society; they were
criminals who had been harming the country for years.
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.
is therefore extremely important for the government’s security institutions.
institutions have shown once again that citizens can trust them, that our
institutions measure up and that they have the strength and determination to
fulfill any mission entrusted to them.
major national challenges, Mexicans have a firm government determined to build
a better country.
again, we have proved that there is no greater strength than the strength of
Mexicans working together.
from the National Palace, 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.
And I would
like to ask the directors of the institutions who are here to convey my
congratulations and appreciation to those who participated in this operation. Mexico is very proud of them all.
Thank you. Good afternoon,“