Video Released Of Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Escaping From Jail Cell In Mexico (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Security camera footage (video below) of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape from a prison was released by the Mexican government on July 14.

Guzman escaped on July 11 from the jail in Almoloya, Mexico, and is still on the run.

In the video, Guzman is seen pacing around before going behind a small partition wall and disappearing down a hole, which led to an elaborate mile-long tunnel, reports Reuters.

The partition wall is supposed to give prisoners some privacy while they shower, but also obstructs the video camera.

This is the second time Guzman has escaped from prison — he had also escaped in 2001 — and it was a humiliating moment for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

The Associated Press notes that the tunnel was built by people who burrowed through rock and dirt, and somehow came up exactly where Guzman's shower was behind the partition.

The tunnel led to an unfinished structure where Guzman walked to freedom after being locked up for 16 months.

Sources: Reuters, AP via US News & World Report / Image Credit: YouTube Screenshot