El Chapo back in the same jail he notoriously escaped from

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He’s known by many titles: Notorious drug kingpin, elusive jail escapee. But El Chapo is back to being just another prison inmate.

After more than six months at large, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sent back to a maximum-security prison after security forces re-captured the infamous leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel Friday.

It’s the same one he escaped from last summer.

CCTV America’s Martin Markovits reports from Mexico City.

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And watch how El Chapo escaped:

Video shows El Chapo escaping from cell

In his final sweep, Guzman sat on his bed and took off his shoes. Then he walked back to the shower, stooped behind the wall and disappeared.


Laura Carlsen on El Chapo’s return to jail

Laura Carlsen joined CCTV America from Mexico City for more on the capture and return to jail of El Chapo. She’s the director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy.

Laura Carlsen on El Chapo\'s return to jail

Laura Carlsen joined CCTV America from Mexico City for more on the capture and return to jail of El Chapo. She's the director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy.