13 Mexican Officials Arrested Over Escape of Drug Lord El Chapo

Over a dozen former high-ranking officials in Mexico have been arrested in connection with the escape of drug lord Joaquin El Chapo

Baku. 19 September. REPORT.AZ/ The 13 arrested include Mexico’s former National Coordinator of Federal Social Rehabilitation Centers Celina Oseguera Parra and former Technical Director of the Altiplano prison where Guzman was held, the authorities said as cited by the El Debate newspaper on Friday, Report informs citing Sputniknews.

Oseguera is the most senior official arrested so far in connection with Guzman’s escape.

El Chapo Guzman was jailed at the Altiplano maximum security prison in Mexico in February 2014. On July 11, El Chapo escaped using an underground tunnel that led from under his cell shower to a house construction site about 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) away.

Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez has said that his country is ready to pay 60 million Mexican pesos (almost $4 million) for information on Guzman’s current whereabouts.

Earlier this month, a photograph presumably showing Guzman in Costa Rica circulated across social media. The image was released by a Twitter account linked to Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, El Chapo’s son, and is dated August 26 with the pinned Twitter location saying Costa Rica.

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