(CBS) — Chicago’s Public Enemy Number One was abruptly transferred to a new prison.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been moved to a facility in northern Mexico near the Texas border.
A Mexican newspaper is reporting that El-Chapo was planning his third escape from prison. However, Mexican government officials say the move is due to work being done to reinforce security at Altiplano, which is where he was transferred Saturday morning.
The facility in Ciudad Juarez was constructed within the last five years.
Lawyers for Guzman have filed multiple appeals against their client being sent to the U.S. Mexican officials say it could take as long as a year to reach a final ruling.