Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA Headquarters

February 24, 2014

Contact: National Media Affairs Office

Phone Number: (202) 307-1000

DEA Statement On The Arrest Of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera

WASHINGTON - Remarks made by retired Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Phil Jordan and those of other retired DEA agents do not reflect the views of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was a significant achievement for Mexico and a major step forward in our shared fight against transnational organized crime, violence, and drug trafficking. We congratulate the Mexican people and their government on the capture of the alleged head of the Sinaloa Cartel.  The DEA and Mexico have a strong partnership and we will continue to support Mexico in its efforts to improve security for its citizens and continue to work together to respond to the evolving threats posed by transnational criminal organizations.

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