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Details emerge about arrest of legendary drug lord

WASHINGTON (AP) — New details are emerging about the arrest of one of the world’s most wanted drug lords.

A U.S. government official and a senior federal law enforcement official say cellphone intercepts and the arrests of a courier and top aide to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman led to his arrest early Saturday.

In this image released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is photographed against a wall after his arrest in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan, Mexico.  After 13 years on the run, narrow escapes from the military, law enforcement and rivals, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is back in Mexican custody. Now starts what is likely to be a lengthy and complicated legal process to decide which country gets to try him first. (AP Photo/PGR)

In this image released by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is photographed against a wall after his arrest in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan, Mexico. After 13 years on the run, narrow escapes from the military, law enforcement and rivals, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is back in Mexican custody. Now starts what is likely to be a lengthy and complicated legal process to decide which country gets to try him first. (AP Photo/PGR)

The officials say U.S. and Mexican authorities found a cellphone belonging to the aide on Feb. 16 at a house where drugs were stored.

Another wiretap run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement led authorities to the beachfront condo where Guzman was taken into custody.

Guzman was armed with a military-style assault rifle when he was arrested.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of the investigation.