Mexican drug lord escapes from prison, manhunt continues

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City, following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. Mexico’s security commission said in a statement late Saturday, July 11, 2015, the top drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison, the second time he has fled after being captured. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

CHICAGO (AP) – Escaped again. Authorities in Mexico continue their all-out manhunt for drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who officials say escaped Saturday from a maximum security prison.

Officials say an opening in the shower area of his cell opened up to a one-mile tunnel. Guzman had first escaped from prison in 2001, with the help of prison guards, and he wasn’t captured until last year in February.

Meanwhile, in a federal court in New Hampshire today, Guzman’s cousin – Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman – is scheduled to be sentenced for his role in the drug cartel.

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