July 17, 2015
Officials in Mexico are investigating the second prison escape of one of the country’s most powerful drug lords.
The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa drugs cartel Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is on the run again.
Last Saturday he escaped through a hole in the shower floor of his cell which led into an elaborate 1.5-kilometre tunnel.
The Mexican government has enlisted 10,000 federal police as it carries out an international manhunt.
And a $3.8 million reward is on offer for information leading to his capture.
But as new footage of Guzman’s escape is released, there are questions over the level of help he may have received from officials inside the prison – and also higher up the chain.
So, what does this escape mean for Mexico’s justice sytem? And how can officials prevent this from happening again?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Ioan Grillo, Journalist and author of the book ‘El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency’.
Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy.
Jorge Chabat, Drug war and security anaylst and head of Division of International Studies at the Center for Reasearch and Teaching in Economics.