Newly Escaped Drug Lord El Chapo Threatened Donald Trump On Twitter
The Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison last weekend allegedly threatened Donald Trump on social media.
Daily Mail reports Joaquín Guzmán, better known as El Chapo, slipped through a hatch in his cell on Saturday and crossed a mile-long tunnel before emerging in a house near the Altiplano prison.
According to Daily Mail, Trump once said Guzmán represents "everything that is wrong with Mexico."
Guzmán had reportedly been free for just a day when the Republican presidential hopeful continued to share his remarks on Twitter, saying,
Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with 'El Chapo', the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison? .... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
...Trump, however, would kick his ass! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
El Chapo's official Twitter account, thought to be run by his son, reportedly tweeted back in Spanish,
If you keep pissing me off I'm going to make you eat your words you f*cking blonde milk-s*****.
According to the New York Daily News, Trump contacted the FBI to investigate the threat.
Guzmán, whose drug cartel is said to bring in more than $3 billion a year, made his escape 16 months after being arrested in February 2014.
In 2001, he hired prison guards to help him flee a maximum security prison, and authorities suspect employees of the Altiplano facility also played a role in Saturday's escape.
The tunnel Guzmán used may have taken a year to build, and it contained air vents, lights, oxygen tanks and a motorcycle to speed up his escape.
Additionally, the tunnel's construction required the removal of approximately 3,250 tons of earth, and the prison workers possess radar technology that is supposed to pick up tunneling attempts -- yet, there were no reports of such activity.
Mexican National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said 18 employees of the Altiplano prison were detained for questioning.
Citations: Mexicos Billion Dollar Drugs Lord THREATENS Donald Trump on Twitter Account Run by His Son and Taunts the World After His Dramatic Escape rom Prison (Daily Mail), Donald Trump Who Promised to Kick El Chapos Ass Calls FBI After Mexican Drug Lord Threatens Him on Twitter (New York Daily News)