Mexican officials have arrested the “principal planner” and five other suspects behind the brazen jail break by the world’s most-wanted drug boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s attorney general said on Wednesday.
Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, escaped from a maximum security prison in July through a tunnel leading from the shower in his cell.
The escape has caused a major embarrassment for President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has pledged to recapture Guzman. Attorney General Arely Gomez told a news conference that the escape’s mastermind had repeatedly entered the maximum security prison where Guzman was held by taking advantage of the access afforded to his lawyers. Read more