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Jul 13, 2015

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!

Mexico’s most notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, broke out of a high-security prison on Saturday night for the second time, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell, and heaping embarrassment on President Enrique Pena Nieto.

The kingpin snuck out of the prison through a subterranean tunnel more than 1.5 km (1 mile) long that ended at an abandoned property near the local town.

Our gallery of his first tunnel escape: The Secret Underground Tunnels Of Drug Kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Policeman inspects a passenger bus at a checkpoint outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Policemen inspect vehicles at a checkpoint outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Police keep watch outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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General view of the perimeter of the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, where the drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Police keep watch outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A journalist uses a pair of binoculars to look at the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, where the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A convoy of federal police and a prison truck from the Secretary of Public Safety enter to General's Office for the Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (SIEDO) in Mexico City EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A policeman keeps watch outside the site where a tunnel, connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A policeman keeps watch atop a vehicle at the site where a tunnel, connecting with the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary (rear) and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Policemen guard the site where a tunnel, connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Soldiers cordon off a construction where a tunnel, connecting with the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Soldiers cordon off a construction where a tunnel connecting with the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Forensic technicians from Mexico's Attorney General office walk toward a construction where a tunnel, connecting with the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Policemen patrol as soldiers stand at a checkpoint outside the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, after drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A soldier keeps watch near the site where a tunnel, connecting with the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Soldiers guard the site where a tunnel, connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Soldiers inspect a bus at a checkpoint on an access highway to Mexico City EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Police officers inspect a vehicle at a checkpoint on an access highway to Mexico City EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Police cordon is seen at a warehouse where a tunnel, connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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General view of the entrance of a warehouse where a tunnel, connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Man rides his donkey near the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, where the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from, in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Policemen and soldiers keep watch outside a warehouse where a tunnel, connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, was located in Almoloya de Juarez TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Soldiers stand guard as others inspect a vehicle at a checkpoint in Acapulco STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the media at the Mexican embassy in Paris HANDOUT/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Mexico's Attorney General Gomez Gonzalez looks into the entrance of a tunnel connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Guzman to escape, in Almoloya de Juarez HANDOUT/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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The entrance of a tunnel connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Guzman to escape, is seen in Almoloya de Juarez HANDOUT/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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The inside of a property, where the entrance of a tunnel connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Guzman to escape was found, is seen in Almoloya de Juarez HANDOUT/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A box with clothes is seen at a property, where the entrance of a tunnel connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Guzman to escape was found, in Almoloya de Juarez HANDOUT/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A police officer inspects a passenger bus at a checkpoint on an highway in Contepec, in Michoacan state STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A police officer inspects a bus at a checkpoint on an highway in Contepec, in Michoacan state STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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A police officer inspects a passenger bus at a checkpoint on an highway in Contepec, in Michoacan state STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on an highway in Contepec, in Michoacan state STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

Mexican Kingpin “El Chapo” Escapes from Prison, again!
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Soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on a highway in Contepec STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

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