Mexico's most prized prisoner, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, 56, escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time through an elaborate one-mile ventilated, well-lit underground tunnel complete with a motorcycle on rails July 11, 2015. After nearly six months on the run, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto announced January 8, 2016 on Twitter that Guzman was recaptured.
A widespread manhunt that included highway checkpoints, stepped up border security and closure of an international airport failed to turn up any trace of Guzman, the notorious leader of the Sinoloa drug cartel, for nearly six months.
Here's a look at his alleged escape route.
In this photo, a journalist climbs a ladder on July 14, 2015 to get out of the tunnel authorities allege was used by "El Chapo" to escape from a maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City.