Mexico releases surveillance footage of 'El Chapo' moments before escape

Mexican security officials released closed-circuit video footage late Tuesday showing drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's final moments in prison before his escape over the weekend.

The recording, taken by a camera in a corner of the cartel leader's cell, shows Guzman walking to his bed, where he sits, and appears to change his shoes. He then walks to the shower and toilet area, behind a low dividing wall of about waist height, and simply disappears. Another video filmed after the escape shows the gaping square hole cut into what appears to be the floor of the shower.

The dividing wall blocked the interior camera's view of the hole into which Guzman appeared to disappear at 8:52 p.m. local time this past Saturday. Reuters reported it was one of two blind spots for the security cameras in Guzman's cell. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido that the blind spots were intentional and designed to permit Guzman some privacy while washing. 

Rubido added that Guzman's behavior up until his escape and had been considered "normal."

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