CHICAGO (CBS) — A massive manhunt continued Monday morning for one of the most notorious drug lords in history.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was considered Chicago’s “Public Enemy Number One” before he was arrested last year, escaped from a Mexican prison on Saturday, using an elaborate lighted tunnel.
It’s the second time Guzman has escaped from custody in Mexico,
The fear is he’ll never be captured again, and that could be dire; not just for Chicago’s drug trafficking, but for the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.
Guzman’s arrest in February 2014 was considered a coup for Mexican authorities, and the worldwide war on drugs; but he broke out of a prison near Mexico City late Saturday night. Prison workers said he was last seen in the showers, then vanished, making his way out through a tunnel from the shower room to an exit about a mile away.
CBS 2 Security Consultant Ross Rice, a former FBI agent, said it’s likely Guzman had help from more than one person, and it’s unlikely he’ll be recaptured.
“I have doubts, given the resources that he has available to him, that he will ever be located again,” Rice said.