Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
From here he managed to escape
Mexico is giving away the house of “El Chapo”
The house is inconspicuous, but its history is all the more spectacular: It is from here that the notorious drug lord Joaquin Guzmán, known as “El Chapo”, manages to escape from the police. He is later caught and imprisoned in the United States. His house is now in the lottery pot in Mexico, along with other prizes.
One of the houses of the notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is in the lottery pot of the Mexican state lottery. It is the residential complex in Culiacán, from which Guzmán fled in 2014, as the Mexican government announced. The inconspicuous white house, valued at around $ 184,000, is to be raffled on September 15.
Guzmán escaped from police in February 2014 through the sewer system of the house in Sinaloa state. A few days later he was caught in the city of Mazatlan and taken to a maximum security prison in 2015, from which he also escaped.
Difficult to pin down, but in 2016 it worked
Finally, the elusive head of the infamous Sinaloa cartel was arrested in 2016 before extradited to the United States a year later. Two years later he was sentenced to life in prison, which he was serving in a maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado.
According to the US Department of Justice, the Sinaloa cartel smuggled more than 495 tons of cocaine, 99 tons of heroin, 49 tons of metamphetamines and 99 tons of marijuana into the US over a period of 25 years. Judicial files show that “El Chapo” is also said to be behind numerous murders.
Smuggling with the help of the wife
The drug lord’s wife had recently pleaded guilty to helping her husband smuggle drugs into the United States. She was guilty of all three counts, said 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro at a court hearing in Washington in mid-June. The verdict against the former beauty queen is due to be announced on September 15th – the same day as the raffle. Coronel, who has both Mexican and US citizenship, faces life imprisonment.
In the lottery pot on September 15, there are a total of 248 different prizes with a total value of 12.5 million dollars, as the national lottery authority announced. In addition to Guzmán’s house, a villa in Pedregal, south of Mexico City, is also being raffled. It belonged to the former leader of the Juarez cartel, Amado Carrillo, and is worth about $ 3.8 million.