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MEXICO-DRUGS-CHAPO GUZMAN-ARREST

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Wasn’t it just last month, that two convicted killers in upstate New York escaped from prison? One died and the other was re-captured but it does make one wonder in general how easy or difficult it is to escape from a prison. In the latest prison escape, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison on Saturday, according to a CNN report. Guards at the prison were just doing a regular check of the when they noticed Guzman was missing. From the looks of it, Guzman used a hole in his prison cell to escape; a hole apparently led to a lighted tunnel that a mile long!

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One has to wonder how on earth a prisoner can create a hole, and directly to a tunnel mile long without guards being aware! Guzman is characterized by the U.S. Justice Department as one of the most powerful and relentless known drug lords in the entire world, and this is not the first time he has escaped from prison. CNN’s report reiterated that he had escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001, and it wasn’t until thirteen years later – last February – that he was caught and put in prison. Officials in Mexico are on the manhunt for him, and have closed the closet airport to the prison just in case he tries to leave the country. Let’s hope it doesn’t take another thirteen years to get him this time.

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