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El Chapo's Escape Tunnel Exposed In Marine Bodycam Footage

El Chapo's Escape Tunnel Exposed In Marine Bodycam Footage

The tunnel was hidden beneath a bathtub in the drug cartel's safehouse

Rachael Grealish

Rachael Grealish

As the trial of infamous drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman rages on, new footage has been released showing the secret tunnel he used in an attempt to escape his hideout.

In the footage - filmed on a bodycam - a group of Mexican marines can be seen knocking through a reinforced steel door into the hideout of the drug cartel leader.

Eventually, the camera moves into El Chapo's bathroom and the bathtub can be seen lifted upwards revealing a secret tunnel in its base.

Back in 2017, the 61-year-old was extradited to the US from his native Mexico and has been on trial in New York since November 2018.

He faces charges of trafficking cocaine, heroin and various other illegal drugs while being leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

The raised bathtub exposing El Chapo's escape route.
US Attorney's Office

The video has emerged after El Chapo's mistress Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez spoke about her relationship with the drug lord and his 'naked' escape from their safehouse.

She testified in the New York courtroom saying: "He took off running. He left us behind," as she described the harrowing escape through the tunnel

She added: "I heard him say to Condor, 'Close up the tub', and he closed it and we were in complete darkness. For me, it was horrible. I'd never been in a place like that. It was very humid and filled with mud."

The 29-year-old described how they spent an hour going through the 'filthy' tunnel and how they were led through the passageways by a naked El Chapo.

PA

Since the trial started in November, dozens of witness statements have been made by high-ranking Sinaloa cartel members, ex-Colombian cocaine kingpins, and law enforcement officials.

The trial of El Chapo, led by Judge Brian Cogan, is still ongoing and colourful cross-examination can be expected in the upcoming months as the crimes of one of the most infamous drug lord's comes to light.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: World News, US News, crime, el chapo