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Mexico: Transfer of prisoners begins after closure of prison 'El Chapo' escaped from in 200102:59

Mexico: Transfer of prisoners begins after closure of prison 'El Chapo' escaped from in 2001

Mexico, Guadalajara
September 30, 2020 at 13:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

The maximum security prison of Puente Grande, in the state of Jalisco, begun to transfer prisoners after the closure of the facilities was announced, as could be seen on Tuesday.

The prison, one of the most heavily guarded locations in the country, was known for being the place where Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped in 2001, after leaving in a laundry cart with the help of prison staff.

The complex will close its doors after 27 years of activity, as reported on Monday in the Mexican government's gazette. The Secretariat of Security will be in charge of determining how the prison facilities will be used from now on.

Mexico: Transfer of prisoners begins after closure of prison 'El Chapo' escaped from in 200102:59
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The maximum security prison of Puente Grande, in the state of Jalisco, begun to transfer prisoners after the closure of the facilities was announced, as could be seen on Tuesday.

The prison, one of the most heavily guarded locations in the country, was known for being the place where Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped in 2001, after leaving in a laundry cart with the help of prison staff.

The complex will close its doors after 27 years of activity, as reported on Monday in the Mexican government's gazette. The Secretariat of Security will be in charge of determining how the prison facilities will be used from now on.

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