Mexico’s government is embarrassed considering that infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman managed to escape from a maximum security prison, again. That said, Mexico is offering $3.8M
capture recapture of El Chapo.
Good luck with that. Get this, the feds knew since at least March 2014 that El Chapo’s cronies were scheming on a way to break the leader of the Sinaloa cartel out.
Reports the Associated Press:
Internal Drug Enforcement Administration documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal that drug agents first got information in March 2014 that various family members and drug-world associates of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman were considering “potential operations to free Guzman.”
The DEA alerted Mexican authorities 16 months ago about the plans, said a U.S. official briefed on the investigation. The official was not authorized to disclose the details and insisted on anonymity to do so.
Mexican Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong denied Monday night that authorities in Mexico were ever informed of potential escapes.
“They themselves have told us that they don’t know where that information came from,” he said referring to U.S. counterparts and the AP’s report.
The Mexican government announced that it is offering a 60 million-peso ($3.8 million) reward for Guzman’s recapture and that it has fired three prison system officials, including the director of the prison where Guzman escaped. Forty-nine people have been questioned by the government’s organized crime unit, including 32 prison employees.
Since his escape, photos have appeared of El Chapo allegedly chilling on a plane and drinking beer; as well as images of the tunnel he used to make his escape.
Despite a large manhunt to find Guzman, he is still in the wind; and Donald Trump is shook.
Check out photos of El Chapo and the tunnel he used to essentially walk out of prison below and on the following pages.
Photo: Mexico Attorney General’s Office