Authorities Parade ‘El Chapo’ in Front of Media, but It’s Where He’s Being Sent That’s Getting Attention

Authorities in Mexico paraded notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in front of media cameras Friday night — but it’s where the captured fugitive is being taken that’s getting attention.

According to Mexican Attorney General Ariely Gomez, Guzman was being sent to Altiplano — the exact maximum-security prison he escaped from last July.

The announcement from Gomez came at Mexico City’s airport where Guzman was forced to pose for pictures while being escorted to a military helicopter which would fly him to the prison.

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers  to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted by army soldiers to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Guzman was captured by Mexican marines early Friday in a coastal city, and the attorney general says the drug boss was tracked down partly because he was making a biographical movie.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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