Mexico’s billion dollar drugs lord known as ‘El Chapo’ has gloated on Twitter about his escape from a maximum security jail by taunting authorities and threatening US-presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Joaquin Guzman, billionaire head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, made his jail break on Saturday morning and is on the run from Altiplano jail, 50 miles outside of Mexico City, security officials said.
His audacious escape saw him dash through the mile-long tunnel system, which led to a building under construction next to the prison – from where he collected clothes left for him by his conspirators.
But following his escape he has took to Twitter and used it to hit back at Trump, who has said that the Guzman embodies ‘everything that is wrong with Mexico’ and added he would ‘kick his ass’.
On the account, administered by Guzman’s son Ivan, the escapee reportedly wrote: ‘If you keep p****** me off I’m going to make you eat your words you f****** blonde milk-s*****’.
In Mexico, a milk-s****** is a homophobic slur.
The property magnate is taking the threat seriously.
According to TMZ the billionaire has called in the FBI to investigate the source of the Twitter account which warned Trump he would be sorry he spoke out against Mexico.
He also took aim at the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto saying: ”And you @EPN, don’t call me a delinquent because I give people work unlike you you cowardly politician.’
The drugs lord’s account became particularly active yesterday, when many believe it was Guzman himself sending messages of victory and threatening his enemies with gruesome death.
He also posted: ‘Never say never, this world keeps turning. In this life, he who risks nothing cannot win’.
He followed up with ‘There’s no jail for such a big midget’ as El Chapo means midget in Spanish as Guzman measures only five foot six inches tall.
He also started calling death threats on those who have supposedly betrayed him, including El Chabelo, the current incarcerated boss of Sinaloa’s rival cartel the Zetas.
Guzman wrote: ‘First to die is El Chabelo, for wanting to see me die in prison.’
He then hinted that the authorities had been complicit in the jailbreak by posting: ‘The dog (slang for the Mexican government) dances for money, and I’ve bought it.’
During his last escape, Guzman hired the help of the prison guards during his first successful escape from maximum security prison, in which he was hidden inside a laundry basket.
The drugs lord made his latest escape on Saturday through a sophisticated tunnel contained air vents, electric lights, emergency oxygen tanks – and even a motorbike on rails to speed his escape, according to Mexico’s National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido.
The kingpin exited the tunnel where it ended at an abandoned property near the local town, Rubido told a news conference on Sunday.
The escape comes after Guzman’s son, Ivan also hinted about his father’s plans for a daring escape from online earlier this month.
He put up a post on the social network saying ‘good things come to those who wait’.
Earlier still, on May 8, the Sinaloa Cartel heir published an emotional pledge to his followers.
He posted: ‘I won’t lie, I have cried but I bring armed men and I promise that soon the General will be back’.
Local media have now began questioning how no-one saw 3,250 tonnes of earth that was removed to construct a tunnel a mile long, 80 centimetres wide, and 1.7 metres tall. 2,652 cubic metres of earth would have to be removed, enough to fill 379 dump trucks.
The prison staff are equipped with radar and electronic depth testing equipment which they are required to use regularly specifically in order to check for things like tunnels but nothing was ever reported.