It has been confirmed that the Mexican drug Lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, has escaped once again from the Altiplano maximum security prison. El Chapo escaped yesterday morning 31st of January, 2016, making it the third time he will be escaping from Mexican maximum prisons.
According to details ABC News received from Mexican officials. Around 2:35 AM: Guzmán was taken in restraints by two prison guards on a routine cell transfer.
3:05 AM: Prison staff could not locate Guzmán or the two prison guards’s whereabouts. The prison was put on lockdown as personnel went looking for them.
4:15 AM: A prison van was found abandoned only a mile away from the prison. Mexican officials believe the two guards, who began working at the prison just months ago, were actually members of the Sinaloa Cartel working for Guzmán.
However some of his Sinaloa drug cartel members have been arrested and two killed in a police raid near the U.S.-Mexico border in order to recapture him. Authorities claim to have recovered several automatic weapons, two armored vehicles, eight long guns, one handgun and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.