El Chapo Sent Tiny Bird Friend Down Tunnel to Test Air Before His Escape

Taylor Berman · 07/15/15 05:00PM

Overlooked in the all the hubbub about the technical achievement and apparent rampant corruption behind Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s prison break Saturday was a tiny little bird friend used by the drug kingpin to test the air of the mile-long, 30-feet deep tunnel he escaped into from his cell’s shower.

Watch Security Camera Footage of "El Chapo" Disappearing From His Cell

Jordan Sargent · 07/14/15 11:55PM

If you were wondering what it looked like when Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from a maximum-security prison on Saturday night, good news: a security camera was running in his cell the entire time, and the footage was released tonight by Mexican authorities, along with a detailed look at the tunnel that led him to freedom.

Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin Escapes From Mexican Prison Through Tunnel

Brendan O'Connor · 07/12/15 08:40AM

On Sunday, Mexico’s top police official, Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido, announced that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, kingpin of the Sinaloa Cartel, had escaped from maximum security prison through a hatch in his cell’s shower that opened to a mile-long tunnel.

Prostitute's Period Saved Drug Boss from Arrest, Say Mexican Authorities

Maureen O'Connor · 03/16/12 10:50AM

The anti-heroic menstruation of a Mexican prostitute has saved fearsome Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman from arrest, Univision reports. Apparently a third party hired the prostitute without telling her she'd be servicing Guzman, a billionaire druglord who has been on the lam since escaping prison 11 years ago. According to Mexican daily Reforma, the prostitute was blindfolded and taken to a rented home in Los Cabos without being told who her client would be.