El Chapo's drug tunnels, explained Inside El Chapo’s Escape Tunnel 2 days ago   09:04

How El Chapo dug his way to the top of the drug trade.

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Throughout his career as a drug trafficker, tunnels have been the common theme in El Chapo’s story. When he gained control of a major drug trafficking corridor in the late 1980s, Joaquin Guzman Loera — then known as “el Rapido”— was the first to create super tunnels for transporting drugs across the border.

At the time, a crackdown by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) meant Colombian cocaine was in decline and the Mexican narcotrafficker saw an opportunity. By using tunnels to facilitate fast transport, El Chapo leveraged his role as a trafficker to claim new responsibilities as a cultivator and distributor of drugs.

Over the next twenty years, he learned how to use his drug tunnels in ways nobody had ever imagined and his success became dependent on his subterranean inclinations. Although his masterful use of tunnels led him to a maximum security jail cell at Altiplano prison, it would be tunnels that also led him back out again.

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Yariel Hernández
“More drugs coming into the us” more like “More drugs being bought by the us”
Why don’t they just lock him in a concrete room with *Thicc* Floor and walls
Cici Cake
I remember every time I past I think the court house where his trail was taken place
Njabulo Dlezi
Stefan Klok
4:01 some feds about to get high out of their minds
The real leader is "mayo zambada" he fooled everyone ...
Chapo is lucky why? Because his not from philippines
This guy is in creative mode
Honest Pro George
ellllllllllllllllllllllllllllll primo!
Shashank Nerurkar
Y'all talking like this a video game. I read someone thinking of dropping hand grenades on the tunnel users because walls won't work. Like, fr.
binmarixar dude
Tunnel guy
Lmao this guy had actual fans that celebrated his escape? 😂
Sherry Wang
just wanna say marijuana should be legalised
Agil Thoriq
Richard Oppong-Manu
Dislike how he said he had an architect. It’s an engineer #civilengineering
Dale Gabriel Tan
Solution. Make the room made out of the hardest material on earth.
If only the US legalized all psychoactive substances, educated the people and produced and sold the drugs by licensed companies and physicians, there would be no crime, no kingpin, no mafia, no arrests, no prisoners, less overdoses and a better and happier population.
soid drone slayer
With such an extensive tunnel system on the southern border some good a wall will do to stop the flow of illegal drugs, illegal guns, and illegal gangs coming into the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.
build a wall “trump”
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Inside El Chapo’s Escape Tunnel El Chapo's drug tunnels, explained 2 days ago   11:19

Infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who daringly escaped prison on July 11, utilized a tunnel leading from the only “supermax” maximum-security prison in Mexico, where he'd been held. At least that's the explanation Mexican authorities have given as to how the leader of the Sinaloa cartel escaped prison for the second time.

In the aftermath of the escape, VICE News went to Almoloya de Juarez to inspect the exit of the tunnel that “El Chapo" allegedly used, and spoke with an activist and former inmate of Altiplano prison who claims to have discovered flaws in the authorities’ version of events.

In Photos: Take a Tour of the Tunnel 'Chapo' Guzman Used to Escape in Mexico - http://bit.ly/1CTEMdK

Mexico Releases Footage of 'Chapo' Escape, But Will Public Believe It? - http://bit.ly/1SF2tIP

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