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Surveillance video shows drug kingpin El Chapo's escape from prison

This week, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, escaped from the Mexican prison where he was being held. Now, the Mexican government has released footage showing the moment he fled.

The escape was bizarrely elaborate: a mile-long tunnel was built about 30 feet below the shower in Guzmán's cell, and the tunnel reportedly had a "motorcycle on rails" system, used either for construction or as a means for Guzmán's escape. Eventually, the escape route released Guzmán at a construction site in a nearby town. This wasn't the first such prison break for the drug lord, either: Guzmán escaped from a prison in 2001, apparently on a laundry cart.

The new video shows Guzmán pacing his cell before climbing behind a shower partition, then seemingly vanishing. The Mexican government has reportedly sent hundreds of law enforcement officials to monitor areas Guzmán might now pass through.