Yesterday a judge ordered the transfer of El Chapo returning him to Altiplano No1 prison. The actual transfer is likely not to occur immediately, but may take months.
The transfer is a legal “win” for the Sinaloa capo, whose attorneys filed a request for an injunction that would return Chapo to the maximum security prison he tunneled his way out of in July of 2015.
While in Altiplano, Chapo, his attorney’s and family waged a campaign to have him transferred from Altiplano. Chapo’s wife Emma came out of the shadows at that time, embarking on a media blitz claiming that Chapo was being subject to ill treatment, violating his human rights and rendering him sick. She claimed she feared his life was in jeopardy.
Subsequent to his recapture he was transferred to Juarez prison No,9 where his attorneys and wife began a campaign for his return to Altiplano. Among the complaints were his loss of hair because of stress and development of hypertension.
Chapo’s attorney, Jose Rodriguez, says the decision of the judge is “irrevocable”. Authorities are taking a different view, saying they will appeal the decision. Prison commissioner, Eduardo Guerrero, said yesterday, “This center (Juarez) is the best place for Guzman Loera, we believe it has features best suited for his detainment.”
Other Chapo family drama
Yesterday BB posted a photo purportedly depicting actress Kate del Castillo and Jesus Alfredo, the kidnapped son of Chapo. Its validity was suspect primarily because it had not surfaced prior to yesterday. Authorities explained that the photo was taken from one of the cell phones left behind at the La Leche restaurant, the scene of the kidnapping.
As for Ivan being kidnapped, Ivan another of Chapo’s sons, authorities said in a statement last night, they have no reason to believe that Ivan was kidnapped. Translating to the lack of a formal complaint being filed.
A Guzman family attorney stated yesterday, attempts to reach Ivan were unsuccessful, leaving the door open to the possibility that two of Chapo’s sons having been kidnapped, presumably by CJNG (Cartel Jalisco New Generation).
Ivan was reported being in Puerto Vallarta for several days before the kidnapping but not at La Leche. This means there was possibly a second site of kidnapping with perhaps another multiple kidnapping having taken place.
There are reports from other restaurant guests that they heard the Guzman group singing Happy Birthday. Ivan’s birthday was the 15th.
El Debate is reporting that on a social media page, supposedly belonging to Alfredo Guzman, a post read, “ A good little Sunday with my brothers, hopefully there were moments like this every day. Although things are ugly, all the money in the world couldn’t buy a family like this. Family, and brothers are gold” it continues by saying “Ivan you know you have been like a father to me.”