New 'El Chapo' video details escape, capture with footage and animation

By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author   |  Jan. 28, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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MEXICO CITY, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mexico's Attorney General released a video on the escape and capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, using footage, animations and graphs to detail the infamous breakout.

In the nearly 19-minute video, a narrator guides the viewer through the Mexican government's account of how Guzman broke out of prison by escaping down a ladder from his cell and into a nearly mile-long tunnel. The video also details some of Guzman's alleged activities until he reached the city of Los Mochis in his home state of Sinaloa where he was captured Jan. 8.

In October, Mexican marines launched a capture operation at a ranch in the Pueblo Nuevo municipality in the Durango state after pinpointing Guzman's location.

"However, Guzman Loera escaped through a small valley -- using as human shields a little girl and at least one woman," the narrator in the video says.

The video also includes an animation showing how Guzman apparently managed to escape from his cell until the end of the nearly mile-long escape tunnel by pushing through a pseudo-train track built within the tunnel. Footage of the moments before Guzman was arrested is also included, where he is seen apparently stealing a vehicle at gunpoint.

Mexico's Attorney General released three videos: the full narrative of events, one just depicting an animation of Guzman's escape and one of his alleged vehicle theft.

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