Bribe Money Paid by Joaquin Guzman Loera to Escape Prison

Joaquin Guzman Lorera, head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from a prison in Mexico on January 19, 2001.

He was able to escape the prison by hiding in a laundry basket that was wheeled out of the prison.

It was been reported that he allegedly paid $2.5 Million in bribes to various guards and officials in order to facilitate his escape.

Source:  James Blears, “The man, the myth: ‘EL Chapo’s’ drug dealings,” Deutsche Welle, August 20, 2013.