The infamous Mexican drug lord known for escaping what was touted as that country's most secure prison, could be headed back to the same facility where his getaway was made possible by bribing officials to look the other way as his henchman dug elaborate tunnels for him to use while breaking out.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

Joaquin Guzman, also known as 'El Chapo' has been held in a Mexican border state jail ever since his recapture from escaping the maximum security prison at Altiplano. But now a judge says he has to go back to that prison against the wishes of Mexican prosecutors.

Authorities in Mexico are amenable to an extradition to the United States. Guzman is the alleged kingpin of the Sinaloa Cartel, believed responsible for trafficking billions of dollars of cocaine into the U.S. amidst gang warfare in parts of Mexico and South America.

Eben Brown, FOX News.

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