INFOGRAPHIC: El Chapo Guzman’s prison escape tunnel

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Reuters

As leader of the world’s most powerful drug cartel, infamous Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is a master of tunnels.

Nearly 13 weeks ago, Guzmán used an elaborate tunnel underneath his prison cell’s private shower to break out of a Mexican maximum-security prison for the second time.

Guzmán’s custom-built labyrinth may have cost $50 million in construction and bribes to prison officials, The Telegraph reports.

The entrance to Guzmán’s escape tunnelwasa1 1/2-foot by 1 1/2-foot gapin the shower floor, which led to a 32-foot ladder down to a mile-long tunnel.

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Reuters

The5 1/2-foot high and 2-foot-7-inch wide tunnel (1 inch taller than Guzmán’s height) was illuminated and equipped with a ventilation system.

Amotorcycle built onto rails was also placed in the secret passage to transport building materials across the tunnel quickly.

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Reuters

The end of the tunnel opened up to a nondescript abandoned home that is at least a half a mile away from any other building.

The following infographic from PowerTool World shows the tools and construction equipment Guzmán’s engineers may have used to build the escape tunnel.

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Power Tool World