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Cooks for Sinaloa Cartel leader charged in Mexico

September 13, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Cooks for Sinaloa Cartel leader charged in Mexico

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Federal prosecutors in Mexico have opened criminal proceedings against two women who worked as housekeepers for jailed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

Marines arrested both subjects in the Navy-led operation, which led to the capture of their former boss on January 8th in the seaside town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, after spending six months at-large following his second prison escape.

In a video conference, a federal judge in Mexico City officially charged the two women, both of whom are natives of Durango, identified only as ‘CSS,’ age 33 and ‘LAV,’ age 40, with multiple organized crime and firearm offesnses, Mexico’s El Universal reported.

According to the Mexican Attorney General, the two women worked for the Sinaloa Cartel leader for eight years.

Law enforcement officials said the women cooked Guzman’s meals and cleaned the safe houses where the ‘capo’ would hide out while he remained on the run after his first escape in 2001 from the Puente Grand Prison in Jalisco, and his most recent flight from prison in July 2015.

Jose Refugio Rodriguez, the attorney for ‘El Chapo,’ confirmed the arrest of the housekeepers’ to reporters and ridiculed the Mexican government’s prosecution of the two women.

“Is it now a crime to feed a person accused of organized crime? Then the doctor is guilty; the gardener is guilty,” Rodriguez said.

“I talk to them, and I let them know they are in the process of standing trial, but they are calm and believe they will be released, you can lose battles but not the war,” he said.

The lawyer also reiterated his vow to go before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) because of the cruel treatment his client has allegedly received since his apprehension.

“(Guzman) has psychological damage, his escape does not justify the inhumane treatment he is receiving, which is why I filed an official complaint with the Commission last week,” Refugio Rodriguez added.

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