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US drone, phone taps used to hunt Mexican drug lord

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US authorities announced plans to seek the extradition of Mexico's most powerful drug lord after his capture in a US-backed operation that included a drone, cellphone intercepts and elite Mexican marines. 

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press in Mexico City on February 22, 2014

As prosecutors in New York prepared their request, new details emerged Sunday from the manhunt that led to the capture of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, whose empire has smuggled drugs to the United States, Europe and Asia.

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