Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin, slipped through a hole under the shower and escaped through a mile-long tunnel to freedom, authorities said.
As Breitbart Texas previously reported, USA federal agents had warned Mexico months in advance about attempts by Guzman’s family to plan an escape; however, Mexico’s secretary of the interior has gone on the record denying any knowledge about the prison break.
Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison late Saturday night through an elaborate 1.5 kilometer tunnel that reached into his cell.
“I heard someone saying that we had not accepted the help”, he said.
Trump alerted the FBI’s Manhattan office after receiving derogatory tweets from an alleged twitter account of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on July 13, Monday.
The video released to the public Tuesday showed Guzman disappearing at 8:50 p.m. behind a half wall that blocked the camera’s view of his shower.
This photo shows the shower area where authorities claim drug lord…
Prosecutors’ decision to bring the seven before a judge “means there are sufficient elements to presume their responsibility” for the crime, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Now that Guzman has escaped a prison in Mexico, heâ€™s regaining his infamous title.
Mexican lawmakers say escaped drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had at least an 18-minute head start during his escape.
The Mexican government has enlisted 10,000 federal police as it carries out an global manhunt.
The warnings were passed on to Mexican authorities, according to a USA government official briefed on the case.
The prison population includes the previous most-wanted man in Mexico, Knights Templar cartel chief Servando Gomez, alias ‘La Tuta, ‘ who was arrested in February.
This is not the first time “El Chapo” (Shorty) has busted out of a high-security prison. That means speeding up changes to Mexico’s justice system to make it more transparent, efficient and fair.
In the 21 years he was on the run, he continued to grow his drug-smuggling empire. “This time when we get him, and I tell you we are going to get him, it may have a little different outcome for him”.