Friday, 29 January, 2016

Sean Penn on back foot after shaking hands with Mexican drug kingpin

A Mexican politician will be questioned over her relationship with escapee drug lord Joaquin Guzman
Emely Stone | 23 January, 2016, 07:27

Kate del Castillo has finally broken her silence on the Sean Penn-El Chapo saga, saying, "many have chosen to make up items that they think will make good stories and aren't truthful".

The newspaper also published several other pictures that allegedly show Penn meeting with Guzman's people.

On its Facebook page, the company also offered customers the chance to win "our Barabas "El Chapo" shirts" if they liked Barabas on Facebook or Instagram. In one of the images, a lawyer for El Chapo is said to be handing her a cell phone.

However, he sidestepped the question when asked directly about Penn.

The anonymous official said Guzman went to Los Mochis in part because he was "very interested" in meeting 43-year-old del Castillo again, although a second meeting did not take place. He identified her identified in his chat or text account as "ermoza", a misspelling of the Spanish word for "beautiful".

Based on Mexican intelligence reports, Penn and Del Castillo were met with a group of men and were taken to an airstrip in Nayarit state, where they flew in a small plane to Guzman's camp in the municipality of Cosala.

In addition, Guzman prided himself in building his drug empire.

The infamous head of the Sinaloa drug cartel was arrested on Friday after a month-long manhunt that followed his escape by tunneling out of a Mexican maximum security prison in July.

News was able to tour the safe house Mexican authorities raided last Friday.

The son of one of Guzman's top lieutenants is in custody in Chicago and is cooperating with authorities.

The explanation might simply have been infatuated - something that would not be out of character for Guzman. Officials called off an earlier raid on Guzman's hideout because he was holed up with women and children, the AP reported.

Members of the press on January 11, 2016, look down the tunnel inside the house where drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was hiding before his recapture last week, in Los Mochis, Mexico. The most shocking revelation of the article was Penn's own personal revelation that he does not know how to use a laptop. Guzman comes across in the messages as increasingly enamored with the actress, while she tries to talk about work, including an unnamed project involving people in Hollywood. Mexican authorities said they captured Guzman partly because his representatives contacted filmmakers and actors about making his biopic.

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