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Mexican authorities release Chapo Guzman booking video

January 28, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities release Chapo Guzman booking video

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The Mexican government released the booking video showing Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman being processed for arrest.

The Mexican attorney general’s office released the 19-minute video to media outlets showing Guzman standing for a mugshot, being fingerprinted and questioned after his recapture back on January 8th by Mexican Marines.

The video presents facial comparison analysis using El Chapo’s first 1993 mugshots and the ones he took after his most recent apprehension.

It also details how the drug lord escaped from the El Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya de Juarez back on July 11th, with photos of the house and power tools used by cartel operatives to dig the 1.5-mile elaborate tunnel Guzman used to escape.

The Mexican Attorney General said the tunnel took between 8 to 10 months to complete.

At least 15 people worked around-the-clock to remove the 3,159 metric tons of dirt needed to construct the tunnel. The soil was discarded in different areas of a lot surrounded by a wall across from the house, to avoid any suspicions.

The video included an animation showing how Guzman changed his clothes inside the tunnel and getting into a motorized cart, pushed by another person on a motorcycle fitted with rails to escape.

What followed was the largest manhunt in the drug-producing region known as the Golden Triangle.

In October, the Mexican military tracked down the kingpin’s whereabouts in the mountains of Sinaloa, but he managed to flee using a woman and young child as human shields.

The military arrested six of his alleged accomplices, who officials say provided vital intelligence.

Intelligence officers tracked Guzman down at a house in the town at Los Mochis, which they placed under surveillance for a month until unusual activity was detected on January 6, including the arrival of a new vehicle.

Two days later the Marines conducted a raid on the house; killing five alleged bodyguards in a gun battle.

“El Chapo” managed to flee using sewer tunnels with another wanted member of the Sinaloa cartel. However, both men were caught a short time later in a stolen car.

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