Guards confounded after cartel boss El Chapo escape

New footage reveals the confusion of Mexican prison guards when they found a large hole in the cell of notorious cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, and the inmate gone.

The drug lord, also known as El Chapo or Shorty, escaped from a maximum-security jail in July 2015.

It is the second time he has got away from the authorities after capture.

In 2001 he broke out from Puente Grande jail reportedly hidden in a laundry cart after bribing officials.

Guzman is the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which has lost ground to rivals but continues to be one of the most powerful drug trafficking organisations in the world.