Mexico: 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped through tunnel, confirms National Security Commissioner

National security commissioner Monte Alejandro Garcia Rubido described the escape route designed by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, who broke out of prison for the second time, in Mexico City on Sunday. Rubido explained that the tunnel ‘El Chapo’ used was located in the shower area and even had a staircase built into it. The drug lord escaped the Altiplano prison, about 56 miles (90 km) west of Mexico City on Saturday night and has not been located by the police since. According to the national security commissioner the jail break alert was activated when Guzman's absence became apparent. Flights have been suspended at the nearby Tuluca airport and federal police set up checkpoints in and around Mexico City. Guzman is wanted for multiple drug trafficking and organized crime charges and has an estimated fortune worth 1 billion US-Dollars (728.8 Million Euro). His Sinaloa Cartel is one of the world's most well known drug trafficking operations, stretching as far as Europe and Asia. The drug lord was first arrested in 1993 in Guatemala for bribery charges, but Guzman escaped jail in a laundry cart in 2001.

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