Juan Castro, a notorious drug lord, has managed to escape from La Picota high-security jail in Colombia, by wearing a guard's uniform.

The prisoner, better known as Matamba, is now reportedly on the run after he made the escape in the middle of the night.

A prison guard has been arrested for helping him with his escape, which apparently cost no less than $5million.

Castro was in charge of a Gulf Clan cell and was the second-highest-ranking leader. He was awaiting extradition to the US at the time of escape.

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