The story of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is one that till this day fascinates many people. After escaping from prison for a record three times, many people wondered how exactly the drug lord was able to pull it off. It is now being reported that El Chapo is revealing how easy it was for him to escape with help from a surprising ally.

According to FOX News Latino, news has surfaced of a second mile-long tunnel built by “El Chapo” Guzmán's henchmen to break the kingpin out of jail. Apparently the first plan had to be aborted because the first tunnel landed in the wrong cell.

The site reports that one of the officials who interrogated Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán soon after he was recaptured almost a year ago said that the man wouldn’t stop boasting about how easy it was to manipulate and exploit the corruption network at El Altiplano prison.

“In fact it was very easy,” Guzman said, according to the unnamed official. “Since they put me in jail my lawyers started preparing everything.It was not complicated. The first time they wanted to release me they had the wrong cell, but then they corrected the mistake and I left," the 61-year-old drug lord said in Spanish.

The news is a very tough pill for the Mexican government to swallow as they realize that not only are some of their men compromised, there is a reality that Guzman can escape from prison again.

The lawyers of "El Chapo" not only bought the prison's blueprints, Proceso reported, but managed to pay for the silence of many during the construction of a second tunnel. The tunnel from which he eventually escaped in July 2015 has been called an engineering feat: it was equipped with ventilation, lighting, oxygen tanks, scaffolding and a motorcycle contraption.

Although Guzman has been recaptured he is still awaitin extradition to the United States to face charges in San Diego, Chicago and New York. However, with news of how easy it was for him to escape, the jury is out on whether or not he will actually be in custody to face drug charges.