Photos Appear Allegedly Showing Escaped Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ In Airplane

Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Photos appeared Monday on the site “El Blog Del Narco” that allegedly show escaped billionaire drug lord Juaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán on an airplane, while another shows him enjoying a drink in what seems to be a public place.


An individual who works with the blog told the San Antonio Express-News that the photos were sent by one of the drug lord’s sons and was taken right after his escape.

An official from the DEA refused to comment on the photos Monday morning.

“I don’t think (his son) would leak those photos because that could be used to try and apprehend Chapo, and that would be circumventing his planned escape,” said Mike Vigil, former chief of international operations for the DEA.

Vigil said there is no way to confirm the photos, adding though that the most likely escape plan from the area would involve an aircraft.