According to The Daily Mail, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, undoubtedly one the world’s most powerful, violent and feared druglords is strongly contemplating pleading guilty in the U.S. for his international cartel operations under one condition: that he spend his time behind bars in a minimum security U.S. prison.
To some the request seems outlandish not only because of the complexity of his crime syndicate which has wreaked havoc for decades from Mexico to the U.S., but also because Mr. Guzman has escaped not one, but two maximum security prisons in Mexico. His first time ‘on the run’ spanned 13 years!
Only time will tell if the U.S. will consider his request and allow him more than ‘one hour of sunshine’ a day in minimum security prison.
Via The Daily Mail:
The arrest of one of El Chapo most trusted advisers comes as it is claimed the drugs lord is willing to plead guilty in the U.S. – as long as he is not jailed in a maximum-security prison.
The Sinaloa cartel leader believes he would enjoy better treatment in an American cell compared to the ‘extreme freezing conditions’ of his current Mexican lock-up where he ‘fears for his life’, his lawyer revealed in an exclusive interview with Univision last week.
However, he will only plead guilty if US prosecutors promise to spare him from its most brutal institutions ‘where he would not see the light of the sun for more than an hour a day’.
Mexican and U.S. officials want to have El Chapo tried and imprisoned in America because of his track record of escaping from Mexican prisons.
Since being recaptured in January, the Sinaloa cartel leader has been held in the same maximum-security prison he escaped from just outside Mexico City.
In a bid to prevent another breakout, Mexican jail workers have reportedly been moving El Chapo from cell-to-cell on a daily basis.