The elaborate escape of Mexico’s most-wanted drug kingpin from a maximum security prison reads like a crime thriller: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán slipped through a hole in his shower cell, descended a 10m ladder where a 1,500m tunnel – equipped with ventilation and lighting – led him to a recently-built house. It was his second successful escape from maximum-security lock-up.
El Chapo means "shorty" in Spanish
Mexican authorities are keeping a close eye on the beauty queen wife of El Chapo under the assumption that the escaped drug cartel leader may try to contact her.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, 60, and Emma Coronel, 25, were married in 2007, just after she turned 18; the beauty queen is his third wife and the mother of Guzman’s twin girls