Mexico hunts drug lord after prison tunnel escape

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ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico: Mexican security forces hunted Sunday for drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after he escaped through an elaborate tunnel under his prison cell’s shower, dealing a blow to the government. The massive manhunt was launched after Guzman vanished late Saturday from the Altiplano maximum-security prison, some 90 kilometers west of Mexico City, in his second jailbreak in 14 years. Prosecutors questioned some 30 prison employees of various ranks, including the warden, the attorney general’s office said, signaling suspicions of a possible inside job. The Sinaloa cartel kingpin, whose empire stretches around the globe, had been in prison for 17 months, since his recapture in February 2014.

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