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Mexican authorities recover photo of actress Kate del Castillo and son of El Chapo from cell phone where drug lord’s son was kidnapped

August 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities recover photo of actress Kate del Castillo and son of El Chapo from cell phone where drug lord’s son was kidnapped

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A photograph of actress Kate del Castillo with the recently kidnapped Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, the son of Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, has been spreading on social media.

The image was reportedly recovered after on a cell phone inside one of the vehicles parked at the Le Leche restaurant where the drug lord’s son was abducted early Monday in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

Investigators believe members of a rival cartel kidnapped Guzman-Salazar, who attended a party at the upscale restaurant with 16 other people.

According to Proceso, the photograph was taken in October of 2015 when Kate del Castillo and actor Sean Penn met with the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, who at the time remained a fugitive after escaping from a maximum security prison in July 2015 at a mountaintop hideout in the state of Durango.

The Jalisco attorney general, Eduardo Almaguer, said in a radio interview that investigators recovered six cell phones allegedly belonging to the victims from several luxury vehicles parked outside the establishment.

Del Castillo has been the subject of an open investigation into money laundering allegations stemming from her and Penn’s now famous meeting with El Chapo.

Although she has not been charged with any crime, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) sought to question the actress over Guzman’s possible involvement with Del Castillo’s tequila business.

The naturalized U.S. citizen has staunchly denied any wrongdoing. However, news of Guzman-Salazar’s kidnapping and release of the image on social media couldn’t have come at a worse time for the actress.

Her legal representatives recently filed a court injunction demanding prosecutors “either charge her with a crime or bring the criminal investigation to a close.”

“The Mexican Attorney General’s office has constantly violated her rights to due process by leaking information of the investigation to the media, and violating her presumption of innocence,” her legal team said in a statement announcing the legal action last week.

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