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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman May Have Hid in Mexican Mountains: Sources

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    This Feb. 22, 2014 file photo shows Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, being escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan.

    U.S. drug agents intercepted cellphone signals suggesting fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was hiding at a ranch in the rugged Mexican mountains, three sources told NBC News.

    However, when Mexican marines raided the ranch in the Sierra Madre range last week, all they found were cellphones and clothing they believed may have belonged to the crime boss, according to sources.

    El Chapo furthered his status as one of the world's most notorious crime figures when he escaped the maximum security Altiplano prison in July — the second time he has escaped such a facility. Last week a pilot who allegedly flew him to safety was arrested.