IMAGE – The Mexican authorities have put a price on the head of the drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman, escaped from a high-security jail Saturday night. The sum is twice as high as would generally for the most wanted criminals.
The Mexican authorities are on the nerves: this is now more than two days the most powerful drug trafficker in Mexico managed to escape from the high security prison where he was incarcerated. Joaquin Guzman, alias “El Chapo,” escaped Saturday night Altiplano prison, and remains found since. The Mexican government has yet made his arrest a priority. The interior minister has announced Monday night that a $ 3.8 million reward (3.4 million euros) would be offered for the capture of the fugitive.
The head of the cartel Sinaloa beat monitoring of penitentiary personnel and cameras by digging a conduit from its shower and joining another tunnel specially designed for his escape. The tunnel opened into a house under construction in the vicinity of the prison. Joaquin Guzman borrowed it after cutting his electronic bracelet. Inside the passage, investigators found PVC pipes to air corridor, lights, and a motorcycle mounted with a rail traction mechanism, probably used for digging, route the ground or flee faster.
All of which suggests complicity within the prison, where many cartel leaders are incarcerated. The interior minister confirmed Monday that Joaquin Guzman “has undoubtedly benefited from complicity” within the institution, the minister added. “If that’s the case, it is an act of treason,” he blasted. Three high-level prison officials were dismissed and thirty employees are being interrogated. “We will pursue this relentlessly criminal,” the minister added.
The US want to cooperate
For this, the government has offered a reward of $ 3.8 million for his capture, or double the amount usually offered by the Mexican authorities for the capture of the most wanted criminals. The support of Interpol was also asked to expand the search to more than one hundred countries. A photo of “El Chapo” shaved and hairless also aired at the press conference. By Saturday evening, a huge manhunt was launched after his death and is ongoing in ten countries States.
In the United States, authorities said they were “deeply concerned” about the escape of the criminal who controlled over 75% of drug trafficking to their country before his arrest. They consider his capture as a “priority”, said Monday the spokesman of the State Department. The United States were willing to cooperate in the arrest of Guzman, said the Mexican Minister of Interior.
“El Chapo”, short for “chaparro” (“Stumpy”) in reference to the size of 1.64 meters, had already escaped from a high security prison in 2001 by hiding in a laundry basket. Before his arrest, thirteen years later, the reward offered for his capture was 2.2 million in Mexico and $ 5 million in the United States.
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Soldiers inspect cars as part of a filtering dam installed in Acapulco on Sunday. Military forces were deployed to join the search of Joaquin Guzman Photo credit:. STRINGER / MEXICO / REUTERS
In Contepec (Michoacan), northwest of the Altiplano prison from which escaped the drug trafficker, a checkpoint was also installed to check the vehicles Photo credit:. STRINGER / MEXICO / REUTERS
Soldiers inspect chests luggage passenger bus on a highway leading to the capital Mexico City, Sunday. In the morning, the International Toluca airport was closed to prevent the drug trafficker to flee the country from this point Photo credit:. EDGARD GARRIDO / REUTERS
A police officer inspects a bus at a checkpoint installed on the highway Contepec. Many audits of this type were carried out in different cities of the country Photo credit:. STRINGER / MEXICO / REUTERS
An important monitoring has also been set up near the house in which the alleged work out of the tunnel used by “El Chapo” is Photo credit:. TOMAS BRAVO / REUTERS
The home is located just over 1.5 km from the cell where incarcerated Joaquin Guzman Photo credit:. YURI CORTEZ / AFP
The prosecutor Mexico discovers the hatch marking the end of the tunnel through which the drug trafficker reportedly fled Photo credit:. HANDOUT / REUTERS
The output of building the tunnel, in an isolated area, is under construction and unfrequented Photo credit:. YURI CORTEZ / AFP
Some cases were discovered in the house work, including a box containing clothes. Photo credits : HANDOUT / REUTERS
An important surveillance remains in place on the site of the house under construction Photo credit:. Marco Ugarte / AP
The place where the fugitive had completed his run underground attracted many journalists, who keep the site nearby of law enforcement officials Photo credit:. YURI CORTEZ / AFP
Sunday, the Mexican authorities have given details on how don Joaquin Guzman managed to escape and reported that about two dozen people would be heard in Mexico in connection with this matter Photo credit:. JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFP
Of those surveyed in Mexico Figure Servando Gomez, nicknamed “La Tuta”, head of the cartel of the temple Knight Photo credit:. Eduardo Verdugo / AP
Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias “El Coss” during his presentation to the press by the Navy soldiers Mexican, was also questioned in Mexico Photo credit:. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP
In penitentiary Altiplano maximum security, surveillance has been strengthened. Patrols were organized to abors Site Photo credit:. TOMAS BRAVO / REUTERS
A federal policeman monitors a conduit near the Altiplano jail Photo credit:. Marco Ugarte / AP
The Altiplano center, particularly guarded detention center, is where are imprisoned the main leaders of Mexican cartels Photo credits:. TOMAS BRAVO / REUTERS