Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman betrayed his partner and also founder of the Sinaloa Cartel, ‘El Güero’ Palma, because he had ordered the murder of one of the brothers of Griselda López, mother of four children of the drug trafficker, who today is serving a life sentence in a US prison.
Noah Hurowitz, an Investigative journalist for Rolling Stone magazine, revealed in his book ‘El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Drug Baron’ – which will go on sale next July 20 in the United States – which Joaquín Guzmán Loera secretly met with DEA agents in 1998 to offer them information about the defunct Beltrán Leyva Cartel, ‘El Güero’ Palma, and Mexican politicians who were protecting drug traffickers. The purpose of the Mexican was to forgive his crimes in the North American country.
“Through court documents, I found out about said meeting. In 2019, outside of Washington DC, I met with Joe Bond (one of the agents who attended), who showed me and explained the internal report that he wrote for the DEA after meeting El Chapo ”, Jesús Esquivel, a correspondent for the newspaper Proceso in Washington, quoted as saying that he already has an advanced copy of the book.
“On November 7, 1997, Joe Bond was in his office at the United States embassy in Mexico when he received a call from one of the sailors guarding the entrance doors to the property”, Hurowitz wrote.
‘El Chapo’ Guzman He would also have met with the DEA in 2001. The former Secretary of Public Security, Genaro García Luna, was also present at this meeting.
The betrayal of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman a ‘El Güero’ Palma It was an open secret, however, Hurowitz came to corroborate that the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was one of the many snitching drug traffickers who approached the DEA.
In those years, Guzmán Loera was imprisoned in Puente Grande. The investigative journalist revealed that agent Bond had to make adventures to enter the facilities of the Federal Center for Social Reintegration (CEFERESO) in Jalisco. Years later, in the same place, the first escape of ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán would occur.
Although, according to Hurowitz, the US agent informed the Mexican that he would not be offered guarantees of security, freedom or protection, he proposed to speak about who his partner was in the Sinaloa Cartel, ‘El Güero’ Palma, that, in those years, he was also a prisoner in the same prison.
‘El Chapo’ Guzmán decided to break their friendship and confess everything that ‘El Güero’ López did because he would have ordered the murder of one of Griselda López’s brothers, the second wife of the drug trafficker, with whom he had four children.