Mexican authorities are so worried about a possible third escape attempt by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman that they have beefed up security in his prison cell.
The drug boss is being held in isolation and his door guarded 24-hours a day at the Altiplano prison, about an hour from Mexico City.
Armoured vehicles and light tanks sit outside the jail’s walls and Mexican security forces guard sand-bagged checkpoints on surrounding roads.
Local media has reported that the cells in the prison have been fitted with electronic sensors and extra CCTV cameras.
The floor of Guzman’s cell has also been reinforced using a mesh of steel bars, with officials determined not to allow him any escape opportunities… see more