Sean Penn Had A Chat With El Chapo Before Drug lord’s Arrest

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Sean Penn had a secret Face to face chat with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman helped law enforcement authorities to locate El Chapo’s whereabouts.

A Mexican official said Saturday on condition of anonymity that it was the Penn meeting that led law enforcement to authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. At that time the official says they called off their raid because Guzman was with two women and a child. More after the Cut….

Sean Penn sat down with recently recaptured Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Among the various questions the Oscar winner asked the Mexican mega-drug-dealer was about a rumored $100 million bounty he had placed on presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump, who has taken a hard line against illegal immigration, attracted Guzman’s attention last summer when the GOP frontrunner ridiculed opponents following the drug lord’s escape from prison. “Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with ‘El Chapo’ …”

The drug kingpin eventually responded to Trump in a tweet, “If you keep pissing me off I’m going to make you eat your words,” followed by a homophobic slur. 

(credit: Rolling Stone/courtesy Sean Penn)

The interview was brokered by Mexican film and television star Kate del Castillo. Meeting Guzman, Penn wrote, “I am reminded of press accounts alleging a hundred-million-dollar bounty the man across from me is said to have put on Donald Trump’s life. I mention Trump. El Chapo smiles, ironically saying, ‘Ah! Mi amigo!’”

In that same meeting, El Chapo boasts unwarranted, “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.” 

Mexico’s government has been moving toward extraditing Guzman to the United States ever since he escaped from prison in July from Altiplano prison in Almoloya de Juárez, Mexico. Even so, the process could take months.