PHOTOS: The hunt for 'Chapo' Guzman, Mexico's public enemy No. 1


Mexican security forces launched a massive manhunt for drug kingpin Joaquin ‘Chapo’ Guzman today after the crime boss went from being the country’s top prisoner to No. 1 fugitive after escaping from a maximum-security prison on Saturday night. Police and soldiers set up roadblocks, and closed the airport in a frantic attempt to net the head of the Sinaloa cartel. Here’s what the first 24 hours looked like in the area surrounding the Altiplano prison, in central Mexico.

Related coverage:

• Check out Fusion’s Drug Wars, airing Wednesdays on Fusion at 9:30pm ET

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Currently working on a project about women migration from Central America and Mexico to the US.

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