What do Al “Scarface” Capone, Bugsy Siegel and Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán all have in common?
Besides being some of the world’s most famous gangsters (and having great nicknames) they are all now featured in Las Vegas’ Mob Museum.
Guzmán, the leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and his now notorious escape from prison are the subject of a new exhibit at the museum in Sin City entitled “El Chapo’s Great Escape.”
The exhibit, which opened this month, features an architectural model of the Mexican prison and tunnels which the drug kingpin used to escape from his cell. It also features extensive details about his escape and subsequent capture along with information about is interview with actor Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine.
Guzmán escaped from incarceration in July 2015 through a mile-long tunnel dug to what authorities say was a building in plain sight of the Altiplano prison that was set up specifically for the prison break.
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“The detailed diorama shows the elaborate escape route, including a 32-foot vertical tunnel descending from his prison cell, a horizontal tunnel running 4,921 feet away from the prison, along which Guzmán rode on a specially modified motorcycle, and another vertical tunnel that carried him up through the floor of another building, where he met his associates and got away,” The Mob Museum’s website states.
Following his escape, the U.S. had put a $5 million reward for information leading to Guzmán's recapture, and there was a price of $3.8 million on his head in Mexico. At least seven U.S. federal courts have pending complaints against Guzmán, accusing him of masterminding operations that smuggled drugs into the country.
Guzmán was recaptured during a raid by Mexican Marines on January 8, which took place in the city of Los Mochis on the Pacific coast. During the raid, five suspects were killed and six – including Guzmán – arrested.
The exhibit on Guzmán replaces a display profiling the FIFA soccer scandal, in which numerous officials from the governing body of soccer were indicted on charges of taking bribes and kickbacks.