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Three prison workers face charges in escape of Mexican drug lord Guzman

A federal statement said prosecutors showed there was sufficient evidence that the employees favored Guzman's escape through a one-mile long tunnel.

By: AP | Mexico City | Published: July 25, 2015 1:14 pm
el chapo, guzman, el chapo escape, guzman escape, mexico drug lord, mexico drug lord escape, mexico prison break, prison break mexico, el chapo escape, mexico news, world news, indian express FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City, following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. (AP Photo)

A federal judge in Mexico has opened a court proceeding against three prison employees on charges they aided in the escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, authorities said Friday.

In a statement, the Federal Judiciary Council said the legal process would advance in the cases of three of the seven originally arrested in relation to Guzman’s July 11 escape from a maximum-security prison.

It said prosecutors showed there was sufficient evidence that the employees favored Guzman’s escape through a one-mile long tunnel.

It described the employees as the person in charge of the prison’s video surveillance control center and two guards. There were inconsistencies in the supervisor’s statements and there was no explanation for why the guards did not answer the telephone in their module.

The Council also said that, at least for now, it was determined there was no cause to hold for prosecution the other four people detained in connection with the escape.

An official at the Federal Prosecutor’s Office who was not authorized to discuss the matter and insisted on anonymity said prosecutors were considering their next step, including a possible appeal.

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    Benito Gonzalez
    Jan 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm
    Why report about El Chapo's recapture? I'm Mexican, and I currently live in the U.S. specifically in Chicago, and unfortunately most Mexicans and Indians do not socially interact with one another; I don't mind that at all, but now seeing that your newspaper has an article about El Chapo, and probably a few other news stories about Mexico, it seems ironic to me, since our two cultures do not interact except through work within the United States. I've also notices that many Indians and other Asians who live in the United States tend to Americanized (specifically, the younger generation) with the American culture, and have more interaction with the Caucasian (White) potion, whereas most (not all) Mexicans refuse to imilate into the American way of life, and keep our home country's traditions very alive and also we do not follow the por American sports such as Basketball, football, hockey, baseball, or other American sports (whether it be professional or college division). To me this is most curious, and hopefully one person here may explain to me the meaning of all of this. Thank you. P.S. If I insulted anybody with my comment, then I offer my sincerest apologies to you. Thank you. Also forgive me for any mistakes in spelling and grammar, as English is not my first language.