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Escape mystery

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):

A Mexican federal official said last Friday that seven people who were being questioned in the jailbreak of drug lord JoaquÌn 'El Chapo' Guzm·n have been formally arrested and taken to a prison to await charges.

The official did not specify whether those arrested were prison guards or other officials in the penitentiary system.

About three dozen people have been taken in for questioning; it was unclear if more would be charged.

The drug lord sneaked out of the Altiplano prison, Mexico's highest-security facility, through a tunnel on July 11.

The office of Attorney General Arely Gomez issued a statement late last Thursday confirming that the United States filed an extradition request for Guzm·n on June 25, about two and a half weeks before he escaped.