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Escaped drug lord has location revealed by son on Twitter

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman as he was arrested in 2014
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman as he was arrested in 2014

The man reputed to be the world's biggest drug lord, currently on the run after escaping from a Mexican prison, has had his location revealed by his son on Twitter.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, one of the most wanted men in the world after his daring escape from a Mexican prison in July, is now being searched for in Costa Rica after his son tweeted his location by accident.

The below tweet by his son Alfredo, who is also wanted by the authorities, had the location tag on, revealing that it was sent from Costa Rica.

Authorities are now focussing their search on the country. 'El Chapo' was the head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel and the US have offered $5m for his recapture. 'El Chapo' is thought to be the man on the right of the picture.

His escape in July was a global sensation when a mile long tunnel under his cell was used to flee the jail. A motorised modified rail car was then used to transport him to the escape hatch. He has been on the run since.

It is alleged that up to €50m in bribes may have been paid to secure his escape.