By Kevin Bogardus - 02/22/14 01:40 PM EST
U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials have captured a notorious drug lord, according to the Associated Press.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, was taken alive by authorities overnight at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico. A senior U.S. law enforcement official told the AP that the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service were “heavily involved” in Guzman’s capture.
The drug lord’s arrest won plaudits from some members of Congress.
“According to reports, drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been captured in #Mexico. Kudos 2 law enforcement officials + DEA,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, tweeted on Saturday.