Mexican businessman accused of financing the jailbreak

Mexican businessman accused of financing the jailbreak


A Mexican businessman accused of funding the jailbreak of Mexico’s most notorious drug lord was sent to prison pending trial.

Mr Trillo has been sent to that particular very same penitentiary.

Based on investigators, Mr Trillo is the financial operator and bankrolled the getaway in Guzman.

He’s also accused of using illegal funds to purchase properties from 2012 to 2015.

More than 30 people have now been arrested in connection with the escape of Guzman, such as the prison governor and several guards.

Guzman’s arrest in February 2014 was seen as a coup.

The cartel leader was on the run for 13 years since escaping from another maximum security jail in 2001, reportedly hidden inside a laundry cart.

But his breathtaking break-out in the Altiplano prison caused enormous embarrassment.

Video footage revealed how guards failed to find his escape until more than 20 minutes had passed.

Questions have also been raised how the prison authorities could have neglected to notice the construction of the tunnel heading directly into Guzman’s cell.

On CCTV footage leaked to the media, the sound could be heard reverberating through his cell.

Investigators say the associates in Guzman must have been planning the jailbreak since soon after his arrest.

Would the building of the tunnel have taken time, but the associates of Guzman also bought a plot of land outside the jail and assembled a home to disguise the exit of the tunnel.

Attempts to recapture Guzman have so far neglected although authorities said last month, when he escaped from a police operation, he was injured.

He’s thought to be hiding in his home state in north-west Mexico.