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.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s