Seven charged

MEXICO CITY – Seven prison officials from the Mexican jail where drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped have been charged over the affair and taken to a federal detention centre, authorities say.

Prosecutors have held 22 prison officials, including the facility’s director, for questioning since Sunday, but it was unknown whether the director was among those charged. The seven officials were “driven to a federal detention centre” after being charged.

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