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Video: Incredible footage of deadly armed raid to recapture 'El Chapo'

Marines during the dramatic, and deadly, raid
Marines during the dramatic, and deadly, raid

Incredible footage of the deadly armed raid to recapture Mexican drug baron Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been released.

The video, released by Mexico's presidential press office, shows Mexican navy marines storming a home during the operation to recapture Mexico's most wanted drug kingpin.

The raid, which happened in Los Mochis, a seaside city in his home state of Sinaloa, left five suspects dead while six others were arrested. One marine was injured.

The attorney general's office said Mexican agents assigned to the international police agency Interpol served two arrest warrants to the drug lord, who is being held at the Altiplano prison following his capture.

Officials warned the extradition process could take a long time as Guzman's lawyers file legal appeals and manoeuvre to keep their client in Mexico, where he has already escaped from maximum security prisons twice.

Guzman's defence now has three days to present arguments against extradition and 20 days to present supporting evidence, beyond the many other appeals they have already started filing.

Guzman's powerful Sinaloa cartel smuggles huge shipments of cocaine and marijuana as well as manufacturing and transporting methamphetamines and heroin, mostly to the US.

He is wanted in various US states and his July escape deeply embarrassed the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto and strained ties between the countries.