Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s top drug lord has escaped from a maximum security prison, for the second time.

Guzman, the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, was last seen in the area of the showers in a prison outside of Mexico City.



The National Security Commission said in a statement that Guzman went to the showers shortly before 9 p.m. and wasn’t seen for a while. Upon checking his cell, authorities found that it was empty. A search operation began immediately in the surrounding area and highways. Flights have also been suspended at Toluca airport near the penitentiary. h/t abc7

Guzman has been in prison since February 2014.