Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article and image from Google
[ Subject Matter: El Chapo Guzman
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Reporter: Proceso Redaction
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman went to Venezuela at the end of September past in a bi-motor airplane, informed the newspaper "El Nacional" on Monday.
In its Internet site, the Venezuelan newspaper detailed that reports from anti-drugs intelligence agencies revealed that the a subject with characteristics similar to the leader of the Pacific Cartel had a brief stop in the region of the Colombian frontier, presumably proceeding to Honduras, that landed at a clandestine airstrip in the south of Apure, in Los Linderos at a place called Pesurca.
They highlighted that the suspect left the aeroplane with another three people and left in a van that was in a caravan of three four wheel drive vehicles.
They also signalled, in a similar fashion, that before the alleged presence of the narco trafficker, who escaped from the Federal Maximum Security Prison at Altiplano, in State of Mexico, on the 11th of July passed, anti-drug investigators of the United States and other Latin American countries sent to authorities of Venezuela information about the physical characteristics of Joaquin Guzman Loera.
"I don't have even the slightest doubt that "El Chapo" Guzman has been in Venezuela", said a functionary involved in the search.
According to "El Nacional", the place where "El Chapo" arrived is known to be the origin of the majority of "suspicious" flights that are made to central America, and this zone is habituated by Colombian FARC Guerrillas.
The newspaper highlighted that in December this past year in Elorza, very close to where supposedly the narco trafficker was located, was detained the Colombian German Rodriguez Ataya, "the FARC pilot", after having been observed in a flight proceeding to Toluca, Mexico.
This past Friday the 6th, Police investigators from Chile, gave out a red alert after which the Gendarmes of Argentina, communicated the possibility that the narco trafficker from Mexico could be found in the South of the country, in the tourist city of Bariloche, in the Rio Negro province.
According to information from Radio Bio Bio, the Government of the President Michelle Bachelet was alerted this morning by Argentinian Authorities about the eventual presence of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, and his probably intentions to cross into Chile.
According to the newspaper "Clarin", the Chilean police and intelligence services have mounted an immediate security cordon in the frontier zone of Cardenal Antonio Samore, that is close to the Chilean city of Osorno with Bariloche.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso