Guards Played Solitaire as El Chapo Fled

    Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman during a press conference held at the Secretaria de Gobernacion in Mexico City, on July 13, 2015. Guzman managed to escape from his cell despite a monitoring bracelet and 24-hour security camera surveillance, and likely was helped by prison officials, authorities said Monday.  AFP PHOTO/YURI CORTEZ        (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)


    While notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán escaped a maximum security Mexican prison, federal agents responsible for watching him played solitaire. Surveillance footage from the Mexico's intelligence agency purports to show several agents with their computer screens turned off, some playing the card game on their phone while waiting for their devices to restart. It allegedly took officials 18 minutes to realize the cartel leader had escaped through a tunnel in his prison cell.

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