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California Bureau of Prisons investigating gang prison video vowing to help ‘El Chapo’

January 27, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
California Bureau of Prisons investigating gang prison video vowing to help ‘El Chapo’

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The California Bureau of Prisons has launched an investigation into a video shot inside of a cell at a federal penitentiary by supposed gang members vowing to help recently extradited Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

JammedUp News was the first to report of the video, which five self-proclaimed cartel hitmen reveal plans to assist Guzman during his incarceration in the United States.

The men concealed their faces behind bandanas, hats, and sunglasses while speaking in Spanish in the three-minute video, which surfaced on social media last week.

One of the men identified only as ‘Chucky,’ boasted how they had total control over the prisons and could provide ‘El Chapo’ prison contraband including cell phones, drugs, and even women.

The video, which shows five self-described cartel hitmen in the video vowing to help ‘El Chapo’ has prompted the California BOP to launch an investigation.

The inmates even claimed they would help ‘El Chapo’ escape were he to ask.

“We are the hitmen who are going to take care of him; we want to tell the people this: If you bring ‘El Señor’ here and if ‘El Señor’ asks us to free him, we are going to take him out immediately,’ one inmate said.

“Everything is ready for you. What you say is the law., you have more than 3,500 soldiers, at your command” the man added.

The California Bureau of Prisons operates high-security prisons facilities in Atwater and Victorville, and low to medium facilities located in Dublin, Herlong,  Mendota, Los Angeles, Lompoc, San Pedro, and San Diego.

The Youtube video was allegedly taken from inside a California maximum security prison run by the Mexican Mafia

Authorities said the video, was shot at CI Taft, which is a private minimum security federal facility near Bakersfield, California, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Federal officials were disturbed after the video surfaced and had since launched an investigation at the detention center.

“Upon learning of the video, BOP oversight staff on-site at the detention center started working with the contractor to investigate the allegations of irregularities at the facility,”  Jill Tyson, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.

Guzman currently is held without bail at New York’s Metropolitan Corrections Center, which has housed some of the most notorious crime figures such as Gambino Family boss John Gotti, terrorist Ramzi Yousef, who took part in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and fraudster Bernie Madoff.

Guzman was escorted by an army of federal agents to a New York City federal holding facility late Thursday night

The 59-year-old leader of the Sinaloa cartel was extradited last week from Mexico to Brooklyn, New York to stand trial on drug trafficking-related charges.

He pleaded guilty last Friday to a 17 count indictment charging him with drug trafficking, weapons offenses, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit murder as the leader of a criminal enterprise.

If convicted, he faces a mandatory life sentence. However, if Guzman were to be acquitted, he would still face charges in several other U.S. district courts including Manhattan, Chicago, Miami, San Diego, El Paso, and the District of Columbia.

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