Mexican Drug lord, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, has been flown to a high security prison, Supermax in Colorado, within hours of receiving life sentence after a plan to break him free was discovered.
Guzman, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in federal court, Brooklyn, was allowed by the U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan who agreed to a recommendation that he should remain in federal jail in Manhattan for an additional two months to help his lawyers mount an appeal.
But after a plan to break him free was discovered, the convicted Mexican drug lord was forced to immediately depart for the highest security prison in the U.S. to serve his term, his lawyer confirmed on Thursday.
A government helicopter took the narco, notoriously known for his daring jail breaks, away from the federal court in Brooklyn where he was sentenced.
The 62-year-old Guzman had been the subject of extreme security measures carrying an untold cost ever since his extradition to the U.S. in 2017 to face drug-trafficking charges.
It would be recalled that Guzman has broken free from two Mexican high security prisons in the past, including the legendary jailbreak in 2015 involving a mile-long (1.6 kilometer-long) tunnel dug to the shower in his cell.