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Mexican businessman Manuel Trillo, who is accused of financing the jailbreak of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman drug lord, has been sent to prison pending trial.

Prosecutors think Manuel Trillo helped Shorty Guzman break out of the Altiplano jail in July.

Now Manuel Trillo has been sent to that very same prison.

A manhunt is under way to catch El Chapo Guzman, who leads the Sinaloa drug cartel, since he escaped through a one mile-long tunnel on July 11.

According to investigators, Manuel Trillo is the financial operator of the Sinaloa cartel and bankrolled El Chapo Guzman’s escape.

He is also accused of using illicit funds to purchase properties from 2012 to 2015 under false names.

More than 30 people have been arrested in connection with Joaquin Guzman’s escape, including the prison governor and several guards.

El Chapo Guzman’s arrest in February 2014 was seen as a coup for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.El Chpo Guzman escape

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

However, El Chapo Guzman’s spectacular break-out from the Altiplano prison caused huge embarrassment.

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

Questions have also been raised how the prison authorities could have failed to notice the construction of the tunnel leading directly into El Chapo Guzman’s cell.

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

Investigators say El Chapo Guzman’s associates must have been planning the jailbreak since shortly after his arrest.

Not only would the construction of the tunnel have taken time, but his associates also purchased a plot of land outside the jail and built a house to disguise the tunnel’s exit.

Attempts to recapture El Chapo Guzman have so far failed although authorities said he was injured when he narrowly escaped from a police operation last month. He is believed to be hiding in his home state of Sinaloa, in north-west Mexico.

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, aka “Shorty”, has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials say.

In a statement, Mexico’s National Security Commission said El Chapo Guzman was last seen in the showers of the Altiplano jail late on Saturday night.

Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which smuggles huge amounts of illegal drugs into the US.

His recapture in 2014 was hailed as a victory for Mexico’s government.El Chapo Guzman escapes jail

Officials say that Joaquin Guzman’s escape was discovered when officers checked his cell in the Altiplano prison, which is near Mexico City.

A search operation has been launched and flights have been suspended at a nearby airport.

El Chapo Guzman escaped from a Mexican high-security prison in 2001. He was smuggled out in a laundry basket after bribing prison officials.

He had been serving a sentence of more than 20 years, after being arrested in Guatemala in 1993.

El Chapo Guzman has been indicted in the US on federal drug trafficking charges.


Convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt, who are on the run for five days after breaking out of prison in New York, may now have fled to Vermont, investigators believe.

David Sweat, 34, and Richard Matt, 48, cut their way out of prison using power tools.

Police believe the men thought Vermont would be a “cooler” destination with fewer officers on their tail, Governor Peter Shumlin said.

Vermont was working to get the “dangerous men” locked up, officials said.New York prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt

Addressing some of the 450 officers involved in the search New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “Follow every lead you have.

“Follow them as if it’s the lead that’s going to break the case. I am confident we are going to find them, the only question is when.”

The manhunt in northern New York and surrounding areas has now extended to campsites and boat slips in neighboring Vermont.

Governors Peter Shumlin and Andrew Cuomo held a joint press conference outside the maximum security prison from where the men escaped, Clinton Correctional Facility.

Referring to the unspecified information about the men’s whereabouts, Peter Shumlin said: “New York was going to be hot. Vermont would be cooler, in terms of law enforcement.”

Police confirmed on June 10 that they had interviewed “one woman in particular” who may have befriended the inmates and had a role in David Sweat and Richard Matt’s escape, but would not go into detail.

That woman “may had had some role in assisting them”, said New York State police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico.

An unnamed source told CNN earlier that woman is Joyce Mitchell, who worked at the prison tailor shop.

Joyce Mitchell had planned to pick up Richard Matt and David Sweat after they escaped but changed her mind at the last minute.

She has not been arrested or charged, and her son has said his mother would not have helped the prisoners escape.

Richard Matt was given a jail term of 25 years to life for beating a man to death in 1997.

David Sweat was serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy, Kevin Tarsia.

Mohamed Morsi’s trial over his escape from prison in 2011 has begun in Cairo, state media say.

The Egypt’s ousted Islamist president was taken to the court in Cairo by helicopter from a prison in Alexandria, Mena news agency reports.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely-elected president, was deposed by the military in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.

He is now facing four separate criminal trials on various charges.

Also on Tuesday, the interior ministry said that a ministry official, named in local media as General Mohammed Saeed, was shot dead on his way to work.

The killing comes amid a string of militant attacks on security services in recent days, and hours after Egypt’s top military body gave its backing for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for president.

Mohamed Morsi’s trial over his escape from prison in 2011 has begun in Cairo

Mohamed Morsi’s trial over his escape from prison in 2011 has begun in Cairo

Supporters of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have gathered outside the building, but no pro-Morsi supporters have appeared.

Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organization and authorities have punished any public showing of support for it.

Another 130 people are also facing charges in the prison break trial, but many of the defendants are currently on the run.

Mohamed Morsi stands accused of organizing a mass breakout from the Wadi al-Natrun prison during the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, as well as the murder of prison officers.

He is appearing in a sound-proofed glass box during the trial and will only be permitted to speak after raising his hand.

State television reported that the defendants were shouting inside the glass box and were making the four-finger “Rabaa” protest sign, but could not be heard.

When he first appeared in court in November in a separate trial, Mohamed Morsi chanted slogans against the current government and the court. He also refused to recognize the court’s legitimacy or put on the required prison uniform.

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More than 1,000 inmates have escaped from a jail in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

A security official from the jail told the AP news agency that most of the escapees were facing serious charges.

More than 1,000 inmates have escaped from a jail in the Libyan city of Benghazi

More than 1,000 inmates have escaped from a jail in the Libyan city of Benghazi

Benghazi is one of the most unstable parts of post-revolution Libya. Last year the US ambassador and three other Americans were killed there.

It is not clear whether the jailbreak was part of ongoing political unrest in the city.

Earlier protesters attacked offices linked to the Muslim Brotherhood following the assassination of the prominent political activist Abdelsalam al-Mismari.

They stormed offices of the Justice and Construction Party, the Brotherhood’s political wing.

A retired air-force colonel and a senior police officer were also shot dead on Friday in Benghazi, in the latest in a series of targeted killings of security personnel.

Libya’s government is struggling to control armed groups nearly two years after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was toppled.

Al-Qaeda has claimed two mass jailbreaks in Iraq, which freed hundreds of prisoners including senior leaders of the Islamist militant group.

In an online statement, al-Qaeda said Sunday’s attack was the final one in a campaign aimed at freeing inmates.

At least 20 security guards died when gunmen stormed the Abu Ghraib and Taji jails near Baghdad.

Abu Ghraib gained global notoriety in 2004 when images were released showing US guards abusing Iraqi detainees.

Iraqi officials had previously tortured regime opponents in Abu Ghraib during Saddam Hussein’s rule.

On Tuesday, an al-Qaeda affiliate calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said it carried out the attacks on the prisons.

At least 20 security guards died when gunmen stormed the Abu Ghraib and Taji jails near Baghdad

At least 20 security guards died when gunmen stormed the Abu Ghraib and Taji jails near Baghdad

The group, which was formed of al-Qaeda groups in Iraq and Syria, said it had spent “months planning” the attacks on Abu Ghraib to the west of the capital and Taji to the north.

The group also claimed some 500 militants were among the hundreds of prisoners who had escaped.

Iraqi authorities initially denied any prisoners had escaped in the assaults, but later acknowledged “some” prisoners escaped.

The Iraqi interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the gunmen had received help from some of the prison guards.

Fighting raged for several hours after the jails came under attack on Sunday night.

Gunmen fired mortar rounds at the prisons, and then used car bombs at the entrances.

The situation was eventually brought back under control on Monday morning, with the use of military helicopters.

Justice ministry spokesman Wissam al-Firaiji earlier said the attackers, whom he called terrorists, had been well-armed.

“The attack against Taji jail alone was carried out by nine suicide bombers and three car bombs driven by suicide bombers,” he told reporters.

“The attackers also lobbed more than 100 mortar shells,” he said, adding that the inmates were “under control” again.

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