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Mexican authorities detain 13 in connection with 'El Chapo's' prison escape

Policías federales inspeccionan un túnel de drenaje fuera del penal de máxima seguridad del Altiplano en Almoloya, al oeste de la Ciudad de México el domingo 12 de julio de 2015. El más poderoso narcotraficante de México, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapó por un túnel que llegaba a la ducha de su celda. (Foto AP/Marco Ugarte)

Policías federales inspeccionan un túnel de drenaje fuera del penal de máxima seguridad del Altiplano en Almoloya, al oeste de la Ciudad de México el domingo 12 de julio de 2015. El más poderoso narcotraficante de México, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapó por un túnel que llegaba a la ducha de su celda. (Foto AP/Marco Ugarte)  ((Photo AP/Marco Ugarte))

Mexican authorities have detained 13 more people in connection with the prison escape of drug capo Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

A statement from the federal Prosecutor's Office on Friday says 11 men and 2 women were arrested and taken to prisons.

It did not name the suspects but said they were detained in connection with the escape.

Earlier this month a federal judge began proceedings against four officials including two intelligence service members and two prison control room employees. They were accused of aiding Guzmán's July 11 escape through a tunnel dug to his cell.

Proceedings were already under way against the person in charge of the control room and two prison guards.

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Guzmán also escaped from another prison in 2001.

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