Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

Ruling could send ‘El Chapo’ back to prison from which he escaped

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MEXICO CITY — A Mexican judge has issued an injunction that could send drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a prison in a border state back to the maximum security prison from which he previously escaped outside Mexico City, one of his lawyers said late Wednesday Aug. 17.

The Associated Press reported lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez said the government could appeal the decision and it could take three months to resolve.

Guzman was recaptured in January and initially placed back in the Altiplano prison. However, authorities transferred him in May to a federal prison near Ciudad Júarez in the northern state of Chihuahua, saying security measures were being improved at Altiplano.

Altiplano Prison from which El Chapo Guzman escaped. (PHOTO:

Altiplano Prison from which El Chapo Guzman escaped. (PHOTO:

The cartel leader is awaiting extradition to the U.S. and his lawyers complained that the new location made it difficult for them to remain in contact with their client.

 Guzman heads Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel. On Tuesday, authorities in Jalisco state announced that his son was among six people abducted from a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.

Guzman’s lawyers have not spoken with their client since last Thursday, Refugio said. So they had not informed him of his son’s abduction, but he could not say whether other relatives had told him.




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  1. lee says:

    When is el chapos cartel gonna cut off trumps head? Lol…

  2. lee says:

    Wtf are they waiting for? They’ve cut off heads for a lot less.. Why does trump still have his head

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