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Mexico official: 7 people arrested in jailbreak of drug lord

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, from left, Al Bilek, executive vice president of the Chicago Crime Commission, Jack Riley, Special Agent In Charge for the DEA, Chicago Field office, and Peter Bensinger former administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announce that Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, is Chicago's Public Enemy No. 1, during a news conference in Chicago. Now that Guzman has escaped a prison in Mexico, he's regaining his infamous title. The Chicago Crime Commission says it will gather Tuesday, July 14, 2015, to formally restore Guzman's title as Chicago's Public Enemy No. 1. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal official said Friday that seven people who were being questioned in the jailbreak of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been formally arrested and taken to a prison to await charges.

The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, did not specify whether those arrested were prison guards or other officials in the penitentiary system.

About three dozen people have been taken in for questioning; it was unclear if more would be charged.

The drug lord sneaked out of the Altiplano prison, Mexico’s highest-security facility, through a tunnel on July 11.

The office of Attorney General Arely Gomez issued a statement late Thursday confirming that the United States filed an extradition request for Guzman on June 25, about 2

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