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Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gómez addresses the media in Mexico City, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán successfully escaped from the maximum-security prison in Almoloya back in July. Authorities reported that the leader of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel came up with a strategy that managed to evade more than 750 cameras, 26 security filters, and a preventive bracelet.

Days later, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido convoked a media conference and announced that there was plenty of evidence inside the prison’s walls to take action during the drug kingpin’s escape.

Three months after the infamous escape, Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gómez revealed very important information regarding Guzmán's crusade. During a meeting with the Senate, the PGR reminisced the plan of action that has been followed since the fugitive ran away on July 11.

“We have been working very hard, we have gathered a lot of declarations and today we have 23 former public servants locked in different maximum-security prisons.” Gómez declared. “One of them though, is not a public servant, and I’m telling you right now, he is a pilot that transported this person,” she added.

This is the first time that Mexican authorities admit that Guzmán Loera escaped by plane however, the failed to communicate the person’s identity, the day he was apprehended, and the places he traveled to next to the criminal.

Back in June, an agreement was announced between U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Gómez to fight organized crime, “I am grateful to our Mexican counterparts not only for their assistance with this important matter, but also for their extraordinary efforts and unwavering partnership in our ongoing fight against international organized crime,” Lynch said in a statement.

On October 1st, Mexican authorities announced the extradition of 13 “capos” and organized crime leaders, including Edgar Valdez Villareal aka “La Barbie,” to the United States to face charges on a number of crimes such as drug trafficking and murder, as well as the killing of a U.S. Consulate employee.

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