REVEALED: The prison-escape route of the world's most notorious drug lord


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Security-camera footage of the moment Sinaloa cartel kingpin "El Chapo" escaped.


Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was captured on Friday after more than six months on the run, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced via Twitter.

The fugitive was apprehended after a shootout with Mexican marines in the city of Los Mochis, in his home state of Sinaloa, according to The Associated Press.

He initially broke free from prison on July 11, 2015. Slipping through a perfectly placed hole in the blind spot of a lone security camera, the world's most notorious drug lord escaped from the high-security prison.

He used a custom-built labyrinth underneath his L-shaped Altiplano prison cell - an escape estimated to have cost Guzmán $50 million in construction and bribes to prison officials, The Telegraph reported.


Reuters photographer Edgard Garrido toured Guzmán's escape route: