el chapo's house up for grabs states mexican government.



by Helvine Achieng July 12, 2021

A house from which drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman fled as police moved in to arrest him in 2014 will be raffled off, stated Mexico's government. The home in Culiacan in Sinaloa state is among Guzman assets that Mexico will raffle off on September 15th.

On February 16th, 2014, Guzman escaped a manhunt through the house's underground drainage system, though six days later, he was captured in Mazatlan, also in Sinaloa.

Guzman was sent to a top security prison in 2015, but he also escaped from there.

The elusive drug lord was finally arrested in 2016 and deported the following year to the United States.

The house, worth about 184,000 dollars, has a white facade and does not appear luxurious on the outside. In addition to the Guzman house, the raffle will also include a mansion in Pedregal, south of Mexico City, that belonged to former Juarez cartel leader Amado Carrillo. It is said to be worth about 3.8 million dollars.

El Chapo, one of Mexico's most notorious drug trafficking groups, is now serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison.