Rolling Stone magazine has published an interview with Mexican drug boss Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman written by US actor Sean Penn after a meeting in the fugitive’s Mexican hideout prior to his arrest.
Guzman, the infamous boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested in northwest Mexico on Friday morning, and sent back to the jail he broke out of in July last year, through a mile-long tunnel that led straight into his cell.
In the interview, brokered by Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo who herself played a Mexican drug queen in a well-known soap, Penn says Guzman sent engineers to Germany for three months of training on how to avoid problems when excavating near the low-lying water table beneath the prison.
“I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats,” Guzman said in the interview.
Guzman’s estimated $1 billion fortune had come with a trail of blood and destruction, but he does not consider himself violent.
“Look, all I do is defend myself, nothing more,” he told Mr. Penn. “But do I start trouble? Never.”
According to Associated Press, Mexican officials have said the interview with the actor led security forces to capture the fugitive drug lord.
Check out the full interview below:
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 10, 2016
– with AAP