MEXICO CITY : Hours after he was recaptured, Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was being flown back to the maximum-security prison from where he escaped six months ago.
Wearing a black shirt and sweatpants, the world’s most wanted kingpin was frogmarched by two marines and hauled into a military helicopter at Mexico City’s international airport. Guzman was captured in the coastal city of Los Mochis, in his northwestern home state of Sinaloa, following a marine raid that left five gang suspects dead on Friday morning.
“Guzman Loera will be taken again to the Altiplano” prison , some 90 kilometers (55 miles) west of Mexico City, Attorney General Arely Gomez told reporters right before Guzman boarded the helicopter with an associate who was arrested with him. On July 11, after 17 months at the Altiplano maximum-security prison , Guzman slipped through a hole in his cell’s shower, climbed on a motorcycle mounted on rails, and traveled 1.5 kilometers (one mile) through a tunnel to freedom.