Mexican authorities failed in their latest bid to recapture “El chapo” even as they revealed that he sustained injuries to his leg and his face.
Joaquin Guzman, better known as “El Chapo” is the head of the deadly Sinaloa cartel and is reputed to be the most powerful drug lord in the world.
El Chapo was first arrested in 1993 in Guatemala and spent nine years at a Mexican jail before breaking out. He eluded authorities for 13 years before his recapture in 2014.
Barely two years into his jail term, he masterminded yet another jail break from a maximum security prison in July through a tunnel underneath his cell.
A statement from the Mexican government disclosed, “As a result of these actions, and to avoid his capture, in recent days, the fugitive engaged in a hasty retreat, which, according to the information received, caused him injuries to one leg and the face,”
“It’s important to clarify that these injuries were not a product of a direct clash,”
The Mexican government has not provided further details.