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Mexican president calls for probe into drug lord jailbreak

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 01:22

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto calls for a full investigation to see if prison workers assisted drug lord Joaquin ''El Chapo'' Guzman in his escape. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Mexican authorities are out in full force, searching a building under construction near the prison that housed the country's most notorious drug lord. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman broke out of a high security prison, Saturday night... for the second time since an earlier escape in 2001. This time around, Guzman escaped through a tunnel built right under his cell's shower area... ending at this site one mile away. An embarrassed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is calling for a full investigation: (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ENRIQUE PENA NIETO, MEXICAN PRESIDENT, SAYING: "I have given instructions to the Attorney General's office of the Republic to carry out a thorough investigation to determine if public servants from the prison, from the prevention and rehabilitation body, were complicit or involved in this incident which allowed this criminal to escape." The Attorney General says 30 officials from the jail were being interrogated at the unit specializing in organized crime. "El Chapo" was one of the world's top crime bosses. He ran the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, which has smuggled billions of dollars worth of hard drugs into the U.S. And officials desperately want to see him back behind bars.

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Mexican president calls for probe into drug lord jailbreak

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 01:22