How Mexico’s #1 Drug Boss Used These Tunnels To Escape Capture For 13 Years

Mexican drug overlord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was finally arrested last Saturday in a nondescript condominium in Mazatlan. Guzman was worth over $1 billion, all resulting from running the Sinaloa drug cartel, one of the most notorious and feared drug cartels in Mexico. After breaking out of prison in a laundry cart 13 years ago, Guzman had been on the run ever since. These pictures show the tunnels and many ways Guzman evaded arrest all these years.

A series of interconnected tunnels helped Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman move around the city undetected. Some tunnels were quite elaborate with lighting and air conditioning.
Average looking properties hid the tunnels below.
Reinforced steel doors provided an extra layer of security, while escape hatches installed beneath bathtubs led to the intricate underground tunnels.
Steel doors, such as these, led to the maze of tunnels located in the city’s drainage system.
Drainage canals aided in Guzman’s escape. He left a trail of grenades to thwart Mexican agents.
Guzman also used underground drainage pipes to avoid detection.
A wiretap eventually led agents to this plain-looking condominium tower in Mazatlan.
Agents entered the condo with any shots fired or lives lost.
For a billionaire, the furnishings were sparse. Here, a pile of clothes sit on top of a utilitarian double bed.
Everyday items line the kitchen counter.
After 13 years on the run, Mexican agents finally captured the most dangerous kingpin in Mexico.