Meet the man formerly known as prisoner “3870” who just happened to be among the most powerful drug lords in Mexico.
A video has emerged purportedly showing Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman being booked into a detention center in 2016.
The footage, first obtained by the news website Latinus, shows Guzman answering a series of questions at the Altiplano prison, a maximum security facility in Mexico.
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He states that his alias is “El Chapo,” his occupation is a “farmer,” and when asked for his wife’s name, responds: “The one I’m married to is Alejandrina Salazar, but the one I live with is Emma Coronel,” according to Reuters.
Guzman is shown signing paperwork while clad in a prison jumpsuit that has the number “3870” emblazoned on it. He sits down with his hands behind his back so a prison worker can take a booking photo.
Images the website obtained also depict Guzman getting a haircut and mustache trim. He is then searched before being led into his cell.
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It was not immediately clear how Latinus obtained the video.
Juan Pablo Badillo, a lawyer for Guzman in Mexico, told Reuters his impression was that the video appears in line with the facts about what happened that day.
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In 2015, “El Chapo” escaped from the same facility through a 1-mile-long tunnel that opened into the shower area of his cell.
The former Sinaloa Cartel leader was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 and is now serving a life sentence at ADX Florence, dubbed the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”