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Mexico: Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes jail...again!

Mexico: Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes jail...again!
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Mexico’s most notorious drug lord Joaquin Guzman has escaped from a high security prison for the second time in 14 years.

A huge manhunt is underway for Guzman – known as “El Chapo” or “Shorty”.

Flights have been suspended from the city of Toluca’s airport, near the jail, which is close to Mexico City.

Last seen near the prison showers on Saturday, his previous escape from jail in 2001 came reportedly when he hid in a laundry basket.

Guzman – who headed Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa Cartel and once made it onto Forbes’ list of billionaires – spend over a decade on the run but was captured last year.

He had been serving more than 20 years and had also been indicted in the US for drug trafficking.

Supporters in Mexico though demonstrated for his release, saying he provided vital jobs in poor areas.

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