Reuters tours the tunnel through which authorities say drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) This building houses the tunnel used by the world's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to carry out a brazen jailbreak on Saturday (July 11) . Guzman sparked a massive manhunt after escaping from Altiplano prison on Saturday (July 11) night in a mile-long (1.5 km) underground tunnel that led from a shower into this deserted building, dealing a bitter blow for President Enrique Pena Nieto. Reuters television toured fugitive drug lord's escape tunnel on Wednesday (July 15), revealing a complex, well-hidden route that was air conditioned and allowed enough room for a quick exit. During the escape, Guzman reportedly disposed of a bracelet that only he and a few other high-risk inmates had to wear, and smashed bulbs lighting up the tunnel as he fled, authorities have said. Authorities believe there may have been a motorcycle waiting for his escape.