Editor's note: On Jan. 8, 2016, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured in Mexico. Below is the story about his elaborate prison escape, which made headlines worldwide.
Newly released surveillance footage shows the moment that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman made his escape from a maximum-security prison west of Mexico City.
In the clip, Guzman paces in his cell at Altiplano prison before ducking behind the wall to the shower area about 8:52 p.m. Saturday. He then disappears from view.
A massive manhunt has been underway for Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, since he went missing Saturday. Authorities said he used either a "specially modified motorcycle" or a cart to travel through a mile-long tunnel that led from his cell to an unfinished barn, according to The Associated Press.
This isn't Guzman's first prison escape. Guzman was first arrested on drug-trafficking charges in 1993 and sentenced to 20 years in Puente Grande prison, the AP reports. In 2001, prison guards helped him break out, possibly in a laundry cart. Guzman was on the lam for 13 years, becoming one of the most powerful drug lords in the world and amassing a $1 billion fortune before he was recaptured in Mazatlan in February 2014.
Despite Guzman's history of paying off authorities and other residents to get his way, former Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam in January shrugged off concerns over whether the drug lord could break free, saying the risk of a second escape "does not exist."
Guzman faces several indictments in Mexico and the United States. Officials in the U.S., where Guzman is on the Drug Enforcement Administration's most-wanted list, planned to file for extradition earlier this year. Murillo Karam, however, said earlier this year that Mexico planned to keep and prosecute Guzman, according to the AP.
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