Have you heard about El Chapo?! Of course you've heard about El Chapo! Mexico's infamous drug kingpin Joaquim Guzman Loera (whose nickname, roughly translated, means "Shorty") is on the lam after busting out of one of the country's maximum-security federal prisons through a secret mile-long tunnel on Saturday evening. The head honcho of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel has escaped twice in the past 14 years, and as a former DEA agent told the Associated Press, "All the accolades that Mexico has received in their counterdrug efforts will be erased by this one event."
But wait! There's more! Today, the website El Blog De Narco published two photos that they purport to be the first of El Chapo in freedom. (The website claims they received the images via a leak from one of Guzman's sons. They are still unverified, but as Gawker's Taylor Berman points out, one son may have cryptically tweeted about his father's upcoming escape, so it's feasible that they're the sort of family that likes to #humblebrag.)
In one picture, a man's face is semi-visible in a plane cockpit; in the other, he is seen holding a brown longneck bottle.