MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.- A video released this Wednesday shows the strict body search to which the Mexican drug trafficker was subjected Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in the maximum security prison of the Altiplano.

The images show a group of soldiers wearing helmets, balaclavas and armored vests, reaching the cell where the Sinaloa Cartel boss was remains after being recaptured in January 2016.

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“Pass him,” says a soldier and at the same time asks him, with signs, to stick to the wall to make a first search.

“Lend me the jacket,” the security member is heard saying to “El Chapo,” who immediately agrees. Then he continues with the inspection of his shoes.

Later, the uniformed man asks him to lower his pants and undress so that he can do three squats. Finally, they check his back and verify that the bonnet is not carrying any object that could endanger them.


On January 19, 2017, one day before the inauguration of former President Donald Trump, the government of Enrique Peña Nieto determined to extradite to the United States Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

While on July 19, 2019, the New York Court sentenced him to life imprisonment plus an additional 30 years for sending tons of drugs to that country.

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