Espinosa had recently gone into self-exile from the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, where he felt under threat, according to Proceso magazine.
A federal statement said prosecutors showed there was sufficient evidence that the employees favored Guzman’s escape through a one-mile long tunnel.
10 to 15 armed men attacked a group of civilians in the town of Zitlala, near Chilapa city. The dead reportedly suffered gunshot and stab wounds.
A grainy video showed Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in the final moments before his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico
The DEA alerted Mexican authorities 16 months ago about the plans, said a US official briefed on the investigation.
Aside from the political trouble caused by the jailbreak, the Mexican president will also face protests in Paris by activists who call his government authoritarian and corrupt.
Guzman is the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, which has an international reach and is believed to control most of the major crossing points for drugs at the US border with Mexico.
Mexico face Cuba, Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago in Group C of Gold Cup.
Prosecutors say he grew nearly 10,000 pot plants in Trinity Alps Wilderness in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Miguel Angel Luna, a former mayor of Valle de Chalco in the state of Mexico southeast of Mexico City, was attacked by armed men at his campaign offices
The death toll was one of the heaviest to hit Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012.
Mexico Institute for Social Security has stopped vaccines nationwide as a precaution.
State prosecutors spokesman Randy Suastegui says gunmen fired on state police who were responding to a reported kidnapping.
Mexican authorities say the number of dead from a recent gasoline truck blast has reached 20 after 2 more people succumbed to injuries.
Gomez was arrested at a house in Morelia, the capital of Michoacan, along with eight bodyguards.