Famous Mexican drug lord escapes prison

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A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, reading "Wanted, Again", is displayed at a newsstand in one Mexico City's major bus terminals on July 13, 2015, a day after the government informed of the escape of the drug kingpin from a maximum-security prison. Mexican security forces scrambled Monday to save face and recapture "El Chapo" as authorities investigated whether guards helped him escape prison through a tunnel under his cell.   AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, reading “Wanted, Again”, is displayed at a newsstand in one Mexico City’s major bus terminals on July 13, 2015, a day after the government informed of the escape of the drug kingpin from a maximum-security prison. Mexican security forces scrambled Monday to save face and recapture “El Chapo” as authorities investigated whether guards helped him escape prison through a tunnel under his cell. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ

Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, used a tunnel to escape from a maximum-security prison in Mexico. The tunnel spans a distance of about one and a half kilometers. It has an air conditioning system, electric lighting and a motorbike. The underground escape route ends underneath a house, located less than a kilometer from a military base. Prison employees, including the warden, are being questioned. Law enforcement officials want to know who gave Guzman the prison’s blueprint. CCTV’s Franc Contreras filed this report from Mexico City.

Famous Mexican drug lord escapes prison

Famous Mexican drug lord escapes prison

Mexican drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, used a tunnel to escape from a maximum-security prison in Mexico. The tunnel spans a distance of about one and a half kilometers. It has an air conditioning system, electric lighting and a motorbike. The underground escape route ends underneath a house, located less than a kilometer from a military base. Prison employees, including the warden, are being questioned. Law enforcement officials want to know who gave Guzman the prison's blueprint.


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