Sunday 23 April 2017

El Chapo: Police arrest another 13 people over prison escape of Mexico's top drug lord

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in handcuffs, is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican navy marines in Mexico City, Mexico.
Police keep watch outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez, on the outskirts of Mexico City
Police keep watch outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez, on the outskirts of Mexico City
A general view of the perimeter of the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, where the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of Mexicos Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City
A journalist uses a pair of binoculars to look at the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, where the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from
Police keep watch outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped
A general view shows a part of the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Another 13 people have been arrested over the prison escape of notorious Mexican drug capo Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

The national Prosecutor's Office said 11 men and 2 women were arrested and taken to dufferent jails.

It did not name the suspects but said they were detained in connection with the escape.

Earlier this month a judge began proceedings against four officials including two intelligence service members and two prison control room employees.

They were accused of aiding Guzman's July 11 escape through a tunnel dug to his cell.

Proceedings were already under way against the person in charge of the control room and two prison guards.

Guzman also escaped from another prison in 2001.

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