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Mexico drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman moved to Juarez prison

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers  to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, after he was recaptured from breaking out of a maximum security prison in Mexico. The History channel says it's developing a drama series focusing on Guzman's story. Last year, Guzman had broken out of prison and was on the run when he had a secret meeting with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn. The actor wrote about it for Rolling Stone. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, after he was recaptured from breaking out of a maximum security prison in Mexico. The History channel says it's developing a drama series focusing on Guzman's story. Last year, Guzman had broken out of prison and was on the run when he had a secret meeting with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn. The actor wrote about it for Rolling Stone. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican security official and a lawyer for convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman say he has been transferred to another prison.

The official says the Sinaloa cartel capo was moved from the maximum-security Altiplano lockup near Mexico City to another prison in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. No reason was given for the transfer.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Attorney Jose Refugio Rodriguez said Saturday that Guzman was sent to the Cefereso No. 9 prison. He said Guzman's defense team was not notified beforehand, and one of his lawyers was traveling to Juarez to try to meet with their client.