El Chapo’s former safe home is drawn in Mexico

Joaquín El Chapo Guzman will be accompanied by Marines when introduced to the press on February 22, 2014.

Mexican Marines carry Guzman, who was arrested a few days after escaping from Culiacan’s house in 2014 (file photo).

The house where drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman fled when security forces moved to arrest him in 2014 will be drawn in Mexico.

The house in Culiacan, Sinaloa was a dramatic escape scene for Guzman after avoiding Manhunt with a storm drain.

The two-bedroom property is worth about $ 184,000 (£ 133,000).

Guzman, a notorious former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in a US prison.

He was one of the largest drug traffickers to the United States and was on Forbes’ list of the wealthiest men in the world at number 701 in 2009, worth an estimated $ 1 billion.

The house, with its white façade and lack of luxury, will be drawn by the government on September 15, the day before the Mexican War of Independence, the government said.

Guzman, who escaped from the largest security prison in 2001, was tracked to a safe home by Mexican Marines on February 16, 2014. He was arrested six days later in the city of Mazatlan, also in Sinaloa, after being able to escape through a tunnel under a bathtub connected to a storm drain.

In 2015, he escaped from prison again through a tunnel dug in the shower, but was captured again six months later.

He was handed over to the United States in 2017 and was convicted two years later on numerous charges, including distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal gun possession, and money laundering.

At his trial, witnesses testified that he had buried a living man and raped a 13-year-old girl with drugs.

Raffles also include a mansion owned by Amado Carrillo, a former Juarez Cartel leader in the exclusive area of ​​El Pedregal in southern Mexico City. It is estimated to be worth about $ 3.8 million.

A total of 22 properties will be ruffled for a total of $ 12.5 million.

In May, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the money raised would be “returned to people” and “supported purchases.” [Covid-19] vaccine”.

The government held a similar raffle in 2020, with the highest award being the president’s jet. However, the specially equipped Boeing 787 Dreamliner did not sell and was a source of ridicule as people questioned what ordinary Mexicans could do with such an aircraft.

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