Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped prison for the second time in 15 years. The ringleader of the Sinaloa Cartel turned up missing from Altiplano Federal Prison on Saturday (July 11).
Mexican authorities have launched a manhunt to find drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, who has broken out of prison again, the country’s National Security Commission said Sunday.
Guards at the Altiplano Federal Prison discovered during a routine check on Saturday that Guzman, known as “El Chapo,” was missing, a statement from the commission said.
Guzman escaped through a hole in his cell that led to a lighted and ventilated tunnel nearly a mile long, Mexico National Security spokesman Monte Alejandro Rubido García confirmed Sunday morning at a press conference in Mexico City.
Back in 2001, Guzman broke free from a high-security prison in a laundry cart and was not apprehended again until 2014, when he was arrested at a Mexican beach resort.
The news follows Trumps now-infamous and bombastic tirade against Mexicans who, according to the billionaire tycoon, have tarnished the United States “with drugs, crime and rapists.” Several celebs were prompted to quip over social media, including Mexican-American rapper Kap G.