Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the legendary boss of one of the world's most powerful drug cartels, was arrested early Saturday in Mazatlan, Mexico.
The kingpin, who infamously escaped a high-security prison in a laundry cart in 2001 and had eluded capture since, was taken without a single shot fired.
A U.S. law enforcement official said that Guzman, accompanied by a female, was captured in a joint operation of Mexican marines and U.S. DEA agents.
The pressure on Guzman's Sinaloa cartel had been mounting for months, with Mexican authorities killing or capturing several of its most brutal lieutenants.
That pressure yielded information, including cell phone and other data, that helped Mexican authorities and U.S. drug enforcement agents track Guzman down.
Mexicon Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said authorities came close to capturing Guzman, believed to be in his mid-50s, earlier this month.