The Mexican attorney general released more details from the government’s investigation of Sinaloa drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s high-profile prison escape in July, though she refrained from divulging specifics.
“The exact amount of how much [El Chapo] spent [to escape] we have not documented totally,” Arely Gómez González, Mexico’s attorney general, told Mexican newspaper Milenio in an interview. “But we do know that it was a very high amount of money.”
Since Guzmán’s escape from a high-security prison in central Mexico in July, through a mile-long tunnel from his prison cell to an exit hidden by a partially constructed house, a variety oflurid details have emerged.
Though Gómez González did not reveal specifics about the costs of the breakout, previousreports indicate that some aspects of it cost the notorious kingpin well over $100,000, and it is believed that he paid $3 million for a jailbreak in 2001.
In early November, Mexican newspaper Excelsior reported that the plot of land on which the house was built cost nearly $100,000, while construction of the house itself cost nearly $25,000.
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