“El Chapo” has proved that he is the most elusive criminal in the world. Still, someone has to pay for his prison escape.
Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera escaped maximum security prison twice, then got away again when authorities tried to arrest him after an impromptu hospital visit earlier this month. Now, 13 additional arrests have been made in connection to the drug lord’s getaway, the former director of Altiplano prison included.
NBC News reports:
Mexico has arrested 13 more people in connection with the escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, including the former director of the high-security prison he escaped from and a government official who oversaw Mexico’s prisons.
A total of 20 officials have now been arrested in connection with Guzman’s escape from a maximum-security prison in central Mexico in July.
The site also gives details about the prison boss being arrested:
Valentin Cardenas, the former director of the Altiplano prison in central Mexico, and Celina Oseguera, former director of Mexico’s federal prisons, were arrested along with 11 prison guards, a person familiar with the arrests said on Friday.
Mexico’s attorney general’s office said in a press release that 13 people were arrested in connection with Guzman’s escape but it did not give details. Both Oseguera and Cardenas were removed from their positions shortly after Guzman escaped. Four officials, including two members of Mexico’s intelligence agency CISEN, were charged this month for their suspected roles in Guzman’s jailbreak.
El Chapo escaped prison back in 2001 and was recaptured last year, but got away again through a tunnel that was built into his cell.
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