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El Chapo the Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

Hunting the world's most wanted drug lord. FRONTLINE takes you inside the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug king pin, El Chapo - The Legend of Shorty.

A feature documentary about two filmmakers who set out to interview El Chapo Guzmán, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels in history. Before his capture in 2014, El Chapo had been on the run from the US and Mexican governments for over a decade.

Watch: Tuesday, July 21st on KQED TV, channel 9 or online here.

July 12th, 2015 escape:

Even before his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico on Saturday, the drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera had become a legend in the nation’s long and bloody battle against its cartels.

In 2001, Guzmán, the head of the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico’s largest trafficker of cocaine, heroin and marijuana, escaped from prison for the first time in a laundry cart, and he remained on the lam until his capture in February of last year. The Sinaloa cartel has been behind the violence responsible for thousands of deaths in Mexico in recent years, while drugs from its operations are sold throughout the U.S. and as far away as Europe and Africa.

His escape from the Altiplano prison on Saturday, officials said, began through a narrow 20×20 inch opening that was dug from his shower and connected to a tunnel that was approximately one mile long and 33 feet deep. Guzmán’s shower, officials said, was the only place in his cell that did not have security cameras.

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