This is a video of the moment when the capo exited his cell, a video with sound; these are previously unpublished of what happened before, during and after the flight.
Opening the escape hatch and Chapo disappears
July 11, 2015, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is laying in his Altiplano prison cell watching mini TV.
He raises the audio to a loud level.
Five minutes later he arises and changes channels.
Next one can actually hear the sound of construction coming from within the tunnel.
Despite the undeniable sound of something happening in the tunnel, the monitoring center is manned by federal agents, no one reacts.
Loud hammering and sawing can be heard multiple times within five minutes.
Hammering is heard at least four times within five minutes, despite this unusual sound, agents do not react, or activate alarm. (20:49 or 8:49 PM)
Chapo stretches raises up from his cell bed and walks over to the latrine. (20:50)
Chapo once again approaches the shower area and a noise is heard, like something heavy being pushed and heard and other noises.
A voice is heard from the hole
He returns to the cell cot and changes his shoes.
At 8:53 PM he disappears into the hole.
Reaction of guards
At the monitoring center no one reacts to what has occurred.
25 minutes after Chapo’s flight, Federal Police gather in front of two screens and talk, but without showing alarm.
(Officials estimate that the defendant took about 15 minutes to travel through the tunnel.)
Vicente Flores Hernández, boss of the monitoring area ,sent two guards to the cell. They are Juan Ignacio Cuarenta Orozco and Esteban Estrada Ramírez. (seen in mugshots in video)
They arrive at 9:18 and shout his name:
"Guzmán Loera... Guzmán Loera... Guzmán Loera...".
Less than a minute later, the guards appear in view, they do not go into the cell, rather they stay outside the cell and look in and speak into the radio.
Comandante You hear me? (to the commander at the monitoring center)What happened? (he answers)There is a hole the shower.What?There a hole in the shower, commander, there is a hole in the shower.”“There is a hole?”“Confirm, confirm, there is a hole in the drain area” .“How big?”“Very big Commander, big ...“Hey, but is the inmate there?”“No Commander, he is not.”
inaudible.“Quickly as possible, so he won’t go…” (Meaning won’t leave the area and get completely away”).
At 9 hours 22 minutes and 54 seconds an unidentified voice called from the distance to "El Chapo" addressing him with respect, using the term “Don”:
"... Don Joaquin Don Joaquin Don Joaquin ...".
A minute later, the bars of adjacent cells begin to be beaten, the reason is unclear but it is expected other inmates made the commotion to attract prison personnel, because they thought something had happened to Chapo, or that he was very ill, and he was being left to die.
They began screaming profanity...
“Come officer to 20!!” (Number 20 is Chapo’s cell).“Don’t be fucking around assholes!”
“Bring first aide, do your job”
A guard requests the cell be opened.
He is allowed access but the inmates continue to curse at the guards and beat on cell bars for several minutes.
Not until 9:29 do two guards enter Chapo’s now empty cell.
Two enter the hole, while in the distance the cries continue. Another federal police enters the cell and remains in the shower area.
Radio communication continues at 9:31
“Jefe, There is an opening but is sealed on the other end.”
Immediately a series of poundings are heard.
These were made by federal elements attempting to remove a lock left by Guzman Loera and his accomplices to construct an additional barrier allowing optimal time to escape.
The red code was not activated for nearly three hours.