El Chapo is Escapado
Who would've thought that a corrupt narco-state couldn't keep one of the biggest dope dealers locked up?
- Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell, according to the country's top security official.
The elaborate underground escape route, built allegedly without the detection of authorities, allowed Guzman to do what Mexican officials promised would never happen after his re-capture last year — slip out of one of the country's most secure penitentiaries for the second time.
"This represents without a doubt an affront to the Mexican state," said President Enrique Pena Nieto, speaking during a previously scheduled trip to France. "But I also have confidence in the institutions of the Mexican state ... that they have the strength and determination to recapture this criminal."
A custom built tunnel a mile long? Yeah, pardon our doubt el Presidente. If this guy could get out of a "most secure prison," imagine his reach into other prisons. We've heard of a couple Chicago brothers who ought to be sleeping a bit less soundly in their prison beds right now.
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