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

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

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)

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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