El Chapo’s Escape Caught on CCTV
Mexico’s National Security have released video footage of billionaire Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s prison cell just minutes before his grand escape.
Guzman is seen in the video walking back and forth in his cell and sitting on his bed before heading to an area near his shower. There, he forced open a 50cm-by-50cm grill in the shower floor, and climbed down a 32ft shaft into the complex tunnel system that his henchmen had spent the last year digging underneath the feet of the prison guards
According to Mexico’s National Security commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido, prior to Guzman’s escape, his behavior appeared to be natural of an inmate who spends long hours in a cell. The cells
do, however, have two blind spots from the camera, to allow for privacy in the bathroom and in the shower. Guzman reportedly used an opening in the shower to begin his elaborate escape on Saturday night.
In contrast to the clean-shaven photo of Guzman that Mexican officials released this weekend in what was said to be a recent picture, Guzman appears to have a full head of hair which is consistent with pictures where he is pictured drinking and flying on an airplane in what his sons claim to be photos taken this weekend.