This is crazy!!
And the reason was… Sean Penn?!
As it turns out, the actor met Guzman back in October to conduct an interview with the drug kingpin, and authorities are now indicating that interview — and Penn’s follow-ups — are how they tracked down El Chapo in the first place!
In the interview, Guzman openly discussed his drug empire, telling Penn:
“[I] supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world.”
Penn, who came clean in a Rolling Stone article in Germany on Saturday night, told of his first meeting with the notorious Mexican drug kingpin:
“He pulls me into a ‘compadre’ hug, looks me in the eyes and speaks a lengthy greeting in Spanish too fast for my ears.”
Sometimes, reality really is stranger than fiction!
Now, it looks like the Mexican government is after Penn and a Mexican actress, Kate del Castillo, to determine how they facilitated and hid their interview with Guzman from authorities for nearly three months.
In that Rolling Stone piece, Penn revealed how he thought the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration was on to him during his time traveling to Mexico to meet with Guzman:
“Booking any flight to Mexico now would surely raise red flags … I made a plan to hide myself in the trunk of a friend’s car and he drove me to a waiting rental vehicle.”
What do U think about all this?!
[Image via Rolling Stone.]