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Mexico shows video of drug lord Guzman escape

Update: July, 15/2015 - 12:31

MEXICO CITY— Mexico's government released a video Tuesday showing the moment that fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman goes into his prison cell's shower before disappearing.

The surveillance camera footage shows Guzman pacing back and forth several times in the cell before bending down behind a short dividing wall in the shower space, but the hole through which he escaped is not visible.

National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said Guzman's behavior before he vanished late Saturday was normal for an inmate in a maximum-security prison.

"It's a natural behavior for prisoners in a confined space for a prolonged time," Rubido told reporters.

The government also showed a video of the 1.5-kilometer (one-mile) escape tunnel, which had a rail system for a motorcycle with a metal cart in front and

a special rail system for it to ride on. — AFP

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