Joaquin Guzman Loera aka ‘el Chapo Guzman’ when he was arrested last February (Picture: EPA)
A Mexican drug lord managed to escape from a maximum security prison through a mile-long tunnel, it has emerged.
Embarrassed officials said the tunnel opened into the shower block of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s prison and he escaped last night.
They found a ladder down a 2ft by 2ft wide, 30ft metre deep hole that led to the tunnel.
Quite a lot of work went into the tunnel which was about 5ft 7ins meters high and 2ft 7ins wide and opened up at a building site a mile from Altiplano Federal Prison.
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As a result of his escape, flights were suspended from the local airport, buses were being searched, and 18 prison workers are being questioned.
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