Jesús Gutiérrez Guzmán el chapo
Reputed Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman poses for police following his capture by authorities in February 25, 2014. El Chapo has since escaped, but his cousin Jesús Gutiérrez Guzmán was sentenced on Friday for crimes related to cocaine smuggling. REUTERS/PGR/Handout via Reuters

Three months after Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán successfully escaped from the maximum-security prison in Almoloya, Mexican authorities revealed in a statement Friday, that intelligence pointed them to focus on northeast Mexico, which is why they launched an operation in the area. This forced the drug lord to make a hurried escape, which allegedly left him with injuries in his face and leg. Despite the news, Mexican authorities have not specified how it is they are aware of Guzmán’s limping.

The exact location of the events and operation have not been specified either. “It is important to note that these injuries were not the result of a direct confrontation,” the government’s statement read. Creating confusion as to how they got the information yet did not get close enough to the kingpin.

Earlier this week, Mexican authorities revealed another possible suspect who helped Guzmán escape from prison, by allegedly piloting him out of jail: Servando Gómez Martínez 'La Tuta'. Martínez, the leader of Los Caballeros Templarios Drug Cartel who was arrested back in February, claimed to be having a heart attack on the night of Guzmán’s escape.

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