Shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin whose capture last year had been trumpeted by his country’s government as a crucial victory in its bloody campaign against the narcotics trade, stepped into the shower in his cell in the most secure wing of the most secure prison in Mexico.
He never came out.
When guards later entered the cell, they discovered a 2-by-2-foot hole, through which Mr. Guzmán, known as El Chapo, or Shorty, had disappeared.
Governor Cuomo re-enacted the prison break at Clinton Correctional Facility here in New York State a while back in order to help capture two escaped murderers.
Maybe the governor can head on down to Mexico and help re-capture El Chapo.