Drug lord escapes prison – level 2

24-07-2023 15:00

Joaquin Guzman, commonly known as El Chapo, is a Mexican drug lord. He was in a maximum security prison but managed to escape.

A security camera filmed him moments before he escaped. He sat on his bed and then went to the shower area where the camera could not see him. The escape tunnel was a mile long and big enough to be moved through quickly. The dirt from the tunnel could fill 379 lorries.

The Mexican national security commissioner said that all the state’s security forces are trying to catch the criminal. 3.8 million US dollars will be given to any person who catches El Chapo.

Difficult words: dirt (earth; the brown thing), commissioner (a person in a position of authority in an area), force (soldiers, men, police).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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