Guzman escapes from the Puente Grande prison in Guadalajara, having served only eight of his twenty-year sentence. The prison is considered one of the most secure in Mexico having only 100 inmates. Apparently Guzman hides in a laundry cart while a guard wheels it out the prison doors. The guard allows Guzman to get into his car and then drives him out of the prison facilities. None of the other guards check the car. Mexico’s Secretary for Internal Affairs:
All the force of the state will be used to find Guzman and investigate those responsible for the escape. Guzman’s flight is incomprehensible given the precise instructions that have been given to make sure prisoners of the state are guarded and supervised.