Spoiler alert, although we ran this story earlier, its proved to a be a hoax. You can keep reading anyway, it makes for good fiction. Did I mention we’re sorry.
The head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is widely regarded as the most powerful drug lord in the world.
He was first arrested in 1993 and then broke out of prison and spent many years on the run before he was rearrested in his hometown several years later.
El Chapo was back in the limelight in July 11, 2015 after escaping a Mexican maximum security prison through an almost 1km long tunnel which ran from beneath his prison cell.
El Chapo was eventually recaptured and Mexican authorities had even approved his extradition to the United States.
Unfortunately, El Chapo had other plans. He broke out of the Altiplano Maximum Security prison in the early hours of Thursday.
A Mexican prison official said “This escape plot was even more calculated than his previous escape. It was very well planned. He pretty much just walked out of the prison undetected and have no idea where he is now. I think it was being planned and put in place while El Chapo was on the run several months ago, just in case he was captured and put back in the same prison. He’s a smart man with plenty of resources.”
A Mexican daily reports on how he escaped;
“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.
The wall was put back in place by El Chapo’s as he broke out, but was left ajar just a few millimeters. An hour later, a guard noticed the discrepancy. El Chapo’s cell camera, which monitored the kingpin twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, was hacked, repeating a loop of a sleeping El Chapo for several hours. We are told it still shows El Chapo sleeping and the technician can’t fix the camera to show a live feed.”