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Saturday 3 December 2016

Drug lord escapes again from top jail

Top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped through a 1.5km tunnel that opened into the shower area of his cell, Mexico's top security official has revealed.

Guzman has done what Mexican authorities promised would not happen after his re-capture last year - slipped out of a maximum security prison for the second time. A manhunt began immediately late on Saturday for the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, which controls most of the major crossing points for drugs at the US border with Mexico.

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