June 20, 2018

Six arrested for ‘El Chapo’ Escape

Six arrested for ‘El Chapo’ Escape

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

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