“Morogris” for Borderland Beat
|The residence in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, previously served as a hideout for the notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Presently, it stands deserted and has excellent water utility payments (photograph credit score: Reforma)
Eight years have handed since Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the previous chief of the Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. The hideout he utilized in Los Mochis, full with a tunnel, now stands deserted, vandalized, and strewn with rubbish.
Grupo Reforma accessed the two-story residence, which boasts 4 bedrooms and 5 loos, situated on the intersection of Bulevar Jiquilpan and Río Quelite in Las Palmas neighborhood.
On the location, the aftermath of the skirmish that unfolded within the early hours of January 8, 2016, was evident.
This was the incident when El Chapo managed to evade capture by means of a tunnel, accompanied by his operator Orso Iván Gastélum Cruz (El Cholo). Nevertheless, each had been apprehended an hour later.
The pipeline linked the protected home’s sewage system to the municipal drainage. Alongside this route, El Chapo maneuvered by means of a one-and-a-half-meter duct, efficiently eluding the Mexican Navy.
The residence is at the moment stuffed with rubbish, coated with graffiti, and has reworked right into a shelter for each homeless people and drug addicts.
A receipt from the Consuming Water and Sewerage Board of the municipality of Ahome, addressed to Justo Cervantes Llanes, was found contained in the property. The receipt reveals an excellent debt of MXN$27,390 (US$1,613), amassed over 53 months of unpaid water service.
|Receipts exhibiting excellent water utility payments (photograph credit score: Héctor Guerrero)
In one of many ground-floor rooms of the home, a mirror conceals the door that served as an entry level to the tunnel by means of which El Chapo made his escape.
On the day of his seize, El Chapo managed to exit the tunnel close to an Workplace Depot, the place he proceeded to steal a automobile. He then drove by means of Jiquilpan and Adolfo López Mateos Boulevard earlier than heading to Carretera Internacional. He was later apprehended by the Navy.