El Chapo's tunnel cost an estimated $5 million

Compiling information on the methods likely used by those digging the tunnel that Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped prison through, this detailed infographic presents the tools and costs of the operation.

For the second time in 15 years Mexico’s most infamous drug lord escaped from a maximum-security prison. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, or the king of drains and tunnels, and his Sinaloa Cartel have been credited with building nearly 100 other tunnels on the US-Mexico border, including one he referred to as an "f'n cool tunnel." Taking 12-16 months to make and costing an estimated $5 million dollars, how did he do it?

We dig a little deeper.

*This article was originally published on Powertool World, and is republished with permission. See the original here.

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