One Photo Sums Up The Engineering Brilliance Of El Chapo’s 2015 Prison Break

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JP Carroll National Security & Foreign Affairs Reporter
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The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, in Las Vegas, began to display an exhibit as of March 1 dedicated to how Mexican drug lord Joquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera broke out of jail July 11, 2015.

Sinaloa Cartel boss El Chapo yet again gained international attention after a daring jailbreak via underground tunnel. El Chapo was on the run until Mexican authorities captured him Jan. 8, 2016.

At the center of the Mob Museum’s display is a model of the underground tunnel which in real life is almost a mile long. The tunnel began beneath the floor of the shower in El Chapo’s jail cell and then led the leading drug trafficker to the tunnel where an associate waited on a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was set on a track that went to the other side of the tunnel. After the mile-long journey, El Chapo would climb up a ladder that would go through the floor of a home just outside the prison.

In actor and activist Sean Penn’s interview of El Chapo for Rolling Stone magazine, it was discovered that the engineers that built the tunnel had been trained in Germany. El Chapo escaped from Mexico’s maximum security Altiplano prison which is where he was once again incarcerated after his January recapture.

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