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A walk through El Chapo's escape tunnel in Mexico

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 01:33

Reuters tours the tunnel through which authorities say drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) This building houses the tunnel used by the world's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to carry out a brazen jailbreak on Saturday (July 11) . Guzman sparked a massive manhunt after escaping from Altiplano prison on Saturday (July 11) night in a mile-long (1.5 km) underground tunnel that led from a shower into this deserted building, dealing a bitter blow for President Enrique Pena Nieto. Reuters television toured fugitive drug lord's escape tunnel on Wednesday (July 15), revealing a complex, well-hidden route that was air conditioned and allowed enough room for a quick exit. During the escape, Guzman reportedly disposed of a bracelet that only he and a few other high-risk inmates had to wear, and smashed bulbs lighting up the tunnel as he fled, authorities have said. Authorities believe there may have been a motorcycle waiting for his escape.

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A walk through El Chapo's escape tunnel in Mexico

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 01:33