Information exposing the high-level of complicity in the escape of the world’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, keeps flowing. The latest reveals that the prison guards in charge of the Sinaloa cartel leader were playing “Solitaire” on their computers, instead of monitoring the CCTV linked to his cell.
Furthermore, reports have also emerged noting that authorities knew about his escape at least five months beforehand, as well as the revelation that the day El Chapo broke out of jail, very loud noises could be heard throughout the prison that were, undoubtedly, according to court testimonies, those of excavation.
More recently, an airplane pilot has been accused of playing a role in the drug lord’s escape. He is in Mexican custody, Mexico’s attorney general declared on Thursday October 8.
Attorney General Arely Gomez said at a Mexican Senate hearing that the pilot had been captured. But she didn’t offer details — including the name of the pilot and where, when or how he or she was caught.
Thursday was the first time Mexican authorities have said anything publicly about a pilot having a part in springing Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Gomez said 24 people, all but one of them government employees, have been arrested in connection with the July 11 escape. Ten other civilians have been detained.
In addition, authorities have conducted 40 inspections, crafted 522 documents and collected 191 pieces of evidence from the tunnel — which had lights, ventilation and led directly to his cell — that Guzman used to bust out of a maximum-security prison.
Authorities haven’t said if any of this investigative work has led them closer to Guzman.
In the meantime, the news of El Chapo placing a US$100 million bounty on Republican presidential hopeful and billionaire Donald Trump has stirred controversy, as there seems to be no verifiable source. One thing’s for sure: the Sinaloa cartel leader is in the business of making money, so the question would be whether he has anything to gain from Trump’s death.
more recommended stories
Tensions with China help U.S. see importance of North American trade (Jesus Seade)
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tense U.S.-China.
Finally, the U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian, Mexican metals
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The United States.
Puerto Vallarta is recognized as the world’s second most important beach destination for the LGBT community
Puerto Vallarta is internationally recognized as.
AMLO pardons defaulting CFE debtors in his homestate of Tabasco
Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will.
U.S Treasury works with government of Mexico against perpetrators of corruption
On Friday May 17th, the United.
Domestic workers’ labor rights have been officially expanded in Mexico
Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the.
Smog from pollution continues to choke the skies over Mexico City
Mexico City authorities have announced a.
Mexico prepares tax deal with technology platforms
Mexico’s Finance Ministry plans to announce.
Thousands of fires are blazing across Mexico
Mexico is facing an extremely heavy.
Mexico City officials had to cancel school due to poor air quality
Mexico’s education ministry cancelled schools in.