Picture released to confirm El Chapo is still in prison
He’s very much still in prison (Picture: Twitter/osoriochong)

A rumour that drug lord El Chapo had escaped prison for the third time yesterday saw everyone get a little carried away.

Twitter was overcome with GIFs and memes expressing sheer disbelief that the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel could have possibly slipped out of maximum security prison again.

If true, it would have been a major embarrassment for Mexican authorities, who had already seen Joaquin Guzman escape twice in 2001 and 2015.

So, determined to prove that El Chapo hadn’t pulled off his third Houdini routine on thier watch. Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, the head of Mexico’s interior ministry, tweeted a picture to prove he is still behind bars.

epa04843408 (FILE) A file photograph showing members of the Mexican military holding Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias 'El Chapo' (C) at the Navy hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, 22 February 2014. Media reports on 12 July 2015 state that Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, has escaped from a maximum security prison for the second time, security officials stated on 11 Juy 2015.  EPA/MARIO GUZMAN

Joaquin Guzman has escaped twice from prison in Mexico (Picture: EPA/MARIO GUZMAN)

It shows the world’s most notorious drug lord sitting alone in a prison room.

Guzman is awaiting a final decision on his possible extradition to the United States to face trial on drug trafficking charges.

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By David-Aghadiuno 07/09/2016 17:21:00

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