New prison for drug boss ‘El Chapo’ seen as less secure

Mexican federal police guard a road leading to the Cefereso No. 9 federal prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who twice pulled off jailbreaks and is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States, was abruptly transferred to the prison in northern Mexico near the Texas border. The Interior Department said the move was due to work being done to reinforce security at the maximum-security Altiplano lockup near Mexico City where he was being kept. (AP Photo/Raymundo Ruiz)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Questions arose on both sides of the border about the decision to relocate convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a region that is one of his cartel's strongholds, and a Mexican security official acknowledged Sunday that the sudden transfer was to a less-secure prison.


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