Mexico: El Chapo’s former safe house to be raffled off

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A house from which drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman fled as security forces moved in to arrest him in 2014 will be raffled off in Mexico. The home in Culiacan, in the state of Sinaloa, was the scene of one of Guzman’s dramatic escapes, after he used a storm drain to evade a manhunt. The two-bedroom property is worth about $184,000 (£133,000). Guzman, the infamous former leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is serving a life sentence in a US prison. He was one of the biggest traffickers of drugs to the US and, in 2009, entered Forbes'[s] list of the world’s richest men at number 701, with an estimated worth of $1bn. The house, which has a white facade and does not appear luxurious on the outside, will be raffled off by the government on 15 September, the day before Mexican Independence Day, the government said.” (07/06/21)