Mexican Drug Lord Escapes Prison for the Second Time

The drug kingpin known as El Chapo has escaped from a maximum security prison

Joaquin Guzman, also known as “El Chapo,” has escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico for the second time over the weekend.

According to reports, there was a 50 minute gap between the time he was last seen during a daily medicine delivery to the moment he was no longer visible on the internal video camera system.

After an alert was sent out, guards found a small opening in the shower of his cell. Guzman allegedly climbed through the opening, up a ladder, and through a tunnel of PVC pipes that stretched over a mile long in order to escape via a small home built near the prison.

This is the second escape from prison for Guzman; the first coming in 2011 when it is believed he received help from prison guards.

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Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.

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