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CCTV Catches The Incredible Moment El Chapo Escaped From His Cell

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Imagine you run a prison.

It's a big prison, with lots of cells. It's nothing fancy - white walls, bars, simple beds. Standard prison deco.

Now, suppose you had the world's most notorious drug lord locked up in one of your cells. That's a pretty big deal, right? You'd keep an eye on him - probably put a few guards on his door at all times? CCTV wired up?

Well, despite having both guards and an extensive CCTV system in place, maximum security prison Altiplano Federal Prison still managed to allow drug trafficker Jaquin Guzman to slip through their fingers - or rather, their floorboards. More maddening still, they managed to capture the exact moment of his escape on security camera.

Mexican authorities released the embarrassing CCTV footage during a press conference held by Mexico’s National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido. In the grainy footage, Guzman is seen pacing his cell, presumably waiting for a signal that a motorised cart has reached its position in a tunnel that was dug underneath his prison cell.

After making several passes between his bed and his shower, he stoops to put on some shoes, returns to the shower cubical and disappears.

A $3.8 million bounty has now been issued for his capture, but given that his own personal wealth is supposed to stand in the region of $1 billion, El Chapo may well be able to come up with a financially persuasive distraction for any money-driven bounty hunters.

Here's hoping the next cell he ends up in has some tighter security measures in place. Ones that don't allow would-be rescuers to construct a tunnel like the following...

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The entrance to the 4,921-foot-long tunnel

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It even had lighting and ventilation

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The motorised cart that carried El Chapo to freedom

[Via: Gawker]

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