MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped last night from a maximum security prison for the second time.
Security officials stated that Guzman led the powerful Sinaloa Cartel. He was last seen near the prison showers late Saturday.
The National Security Commission said in a statement that Guzman went to the showers shortly before 9 p.m. and wasn’t seen for a while. Upon checking his cell, authorities found it was empty.
The search began immediately in the surrounding area and highways.
Flights have been inspected at the airport near the prison outside Mexico City.
Guzman has been in prison since February 2014.