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El Chapo Drug lord is still in prison – Mexican government says

The Mexican government had to come out and debunk the rumours of the escape of Joaquin Guzman aka El Chapo, with a Tweet.

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Judge OKs U.S. extradition of Mexican drug boss 'El Chapo' Guzman

(Reuters)

The Mexican government has dismissed rumours of the dreaded drug lord, El Chapo’s escape from prison for the third time.

The false news started from a post on Twitter, which suddenly spread across the globe, to the surprise of many.

The Mexican government had to come out and debunk the rumours of the escape of Joaquin Guzman aka El Chapo, with a Tweet.

The Mexican Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, quickly put out a picture of the drug lord in prison, saying "For the rumours, an image."

 

ElChapo was sentenced to prison in 1995 for 20 years, but he escaped in 2001. He was caught in 2014, 13 years later.

READ: Judge OKs U.S. extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

The drug lord escaped for the second time in 2015, through a tunnel that was dug under his prison cell.

He was however re-arrested on  January 8, 2016  by the Mexican authorities and was put in an isolated cell.

For three years, from 2009-2011, El Chapo was ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful people in the world.

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