By Daily Mail reporters
Mexican soldiers ‘cornered’ drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman in a mountainous region in Sinaloa, Mexico, after his cell phone was found and tracked by US drug enforcement agents, according to reports.
Authorities believe they located the notorious cartel boss last week, four months after his incredible escape from prison.
Law enforcement sources told NBC News that US agents were able to pinpoint Guzman’s phone and traced it to the Sierra Madre mountain range, where they believed he was hiding out at a ranch.
Mexican soldiers then stormed the location, but reportedly found only the phone and some clothes.
They have then shut off 13 communities from Jesus Maria – 30 miles north of the state’s capital Culiacan – to the nearby states of Durango and Chihuahua, in order to search the area.
Hundreds of troops are said to have flooded the area and many locals fled their homes.
However the search for the crime boss has shown up nothing since.