Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escaped through a hole that was apparently dug with the help of a motorcycle mounted on a rail to transport tools and remove earth. Prosecutors questioned 30 prison employees of various rank, including the warden, the attorney general's office said, signaling suspicions of an inside job.
With unfailing punctuality, the grocer receives text messages from his extortionist on the last day of each month. The medical students leave their lab coats at school, to avoid roaming gangsters who need surgery. The oil man mutters on his two-way radio as he drives behind tinted glass.
The alleged traffickers hid the drugs inside sealed buckets of pineapple juice driven in refrigerated trucks from Costa Rica to the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The United States is believed to be the final destination for the narcotics.
With the wholesale price of marijuana falling – driven in part by decriminalization in sections of the U.S. – Mexican drug farmers are turning away from cannabis and filling their fields with opium poppies.
CULIACÁN, Mexcio – Some 2,000 people demonstrated in support of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in his northwestern home state Wednesday, chanting "release him" following his weekend arrest.