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.
“El Chapo” Guzman paraded in front of cameras before being taken back to the same prison where he escaped pic.twitter.com/tLTwegqeyu
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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.
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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