Four more Mexican officials held in ‘El Chapo’ prison escape

September 8, 2015 5:54 am

 

A wanted notice for information leading to the capture of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. Photo / AP

A federal judge in has started proceedings against four
officials accused of aiding the escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo”
Guzman from a maximum security prison.
The federal judicial
council said in a statement Monday that two of those charged are members
of the Mexican intelligence service who worked at the prison and two
were prison employees in the control room.
Guzman escaped through a tunnel dug to his cell on July 11.
The
four are accused of helping a prisoner escape and not following
protocol in sounding the alarm. They are being held in the same prison
where they previously worked.
Proceedings already began against three others, including the person in charge of the control room and two guards.
Guzman had already escaped another prison in 2001.

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