Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Breaks Out Of Prison For 3rd Time

On February 11th, 2016, at 12:31 am Pacific Time, while waiting for extradition to the United States, Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán escaped from the same Mexican prison he had July 11th, 2015. This marks his third escape from a Mexican prison.

Several guards are being interrogated, accused of helping El Chapo escape by use of a ‘removable wall.’ A small corner wall was slowly replaced with a balsa wood paneling with stucco plastering attached with hinges.

Over the past six months it was installed and made to look and feel like a legitimate cinder block wall, but with little effort would shatter if the hinges failed to swing open. With the false wall, El Chapo simply walked out of prison to a waiting Jeep that drove him to a helicopter several miles away.

 

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