In the heart of bustling lower Manhattan sits one of the country’s most secure federal lockups and the new home of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
A one-time drug lord told a Manhattan federal court jury Tuesday that he had a rogue NYPD officer serving as his personal protection against rivals and even law enforcement.
MEXICO CITY — There are indications that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had business dealings with actress Kate del Castillo, who arranged a meeting between the drug boss and actor Sean Penn, Mexico’s attorney general said in an interview published Tuesday.
Actor Sean Penn shot down what he called the “myth” that his controversial sitdown with “El Chapo” was “essential” to the Mexican drug lord’s capture.
A schmatta, it’s not. Infamous Mexican cartel boss Joaquín Guzmán better known as El Chapo is in the news after a widely publicized interview with Sean Penn in Rolling Stone magazine led to his capture (again). In the days that followed, photos of the actor and the drug kingpin circulated around the world.
Surveillance photos surfaced Monday revealing just how close an eye Mexican authorities had on Sean Penn when he journeyed south of the border to interview fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was recaptured six months after he escaped from a maximum security prison, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Friday.
He appears in a restaurant, picks up everyone’s tab, then vanishes with his many guards. He stars in his wedding, government officials among the guests. He is captured, then released. Twice.