According to reports, Guzman was removed from Altiplano prison and transported to Ciudad Juarez in a jet, following which he was taken to the Cefereso 9 facility, which is just a few miles from the U.S. border by helicopter.
Reports added that Guzman may be held there for just a few hours as experts speculate that the prisoner may be extradited to the U.S., although specific details of the potential extradition have not been released.
Further, the Sinaloa drug cartel’s leader reportedly requested to be delivered to the U.S. after complaining that the Altiplano environment was making him “seriously ill,” a request that was heeded to “with full respect for the human rights of the inmate” according to a statement from Mexico’s National Safety Commission.
Amidst reports of El Chapo’s transfer, details about his “reckless pursuit” of soap opera star Kate Del Castillo have reportedly surfaced.
According to reports, prior to his capture, El Chapo reportedly exchanged flirty text messages with Kate, following which the latter requested to meet him, along with producer Sean Penn, at his jungle refuge to discuss a film based on his life story.
He reportedly conceded to the meeting in spite of the $5 million bounty placed both by the U.S. and Mexican Government on his head.
It was added that, hours after the meeting concluded and the actor and producers left, raids were conducted at the location which eventually led to El Chapo’s recapture.