Tour of El Chapo’s tunnel shows audacity of drug lord’s escape

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Take a walking tour of tunnel Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman used to escape prison.

ALMOLOYA, Mexico – Mexico’s most prized prisoner paced his cell, first to the latrine, then the shower, then the bed. At every turn around the tiny room, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman checked the shower floor hidden by a half wall, because even jailed criminals get their privacy.

In his final sweep, Guzman sat on his bed and took off his shoes. Then he walked back to the shower, stooped behind the wall and disappeared. It was the beginning of an escape odyssey straight out of the pages of fiction, and the media were given a peek on Tuesday of the deep and sophisticated tunnel that led the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, whose illicit drug trafficking reach includes Europe and Asia, swiftly to freedom late Saturday night.

Government video of Guzman’s final moments…

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