Infamous drug lord/talent escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured and arrested on Friday (Jan. 9). In addition to his nearly six-month aversion of Mexican authorities, another portion of the too-crazy-to-be-true story has been added to the mix. According to Mexico Attorney General Arely Gomez, El Chapo was in the process of organizing his own biopic at the time of his capture. He was reaching out to actors and producers to get the film in motion, and it ultimately led to his arrest, NBC News reports.
Gomez said at a press conference that an “important element in determining Chapo’s whereabouts was finding out that he wanted to film an autobiographical film.”
El Chapo was found in the Los Mochis city of Sinaloa, Mexico, after reportedly receiving a tip from one of his henchmen who helped plan his July escape. After a shootout at the house where the seizure began, five gunmen were killed and six others were taken into custody, according to ABC News. El Chapo managed to flee the scene in a getaway car, and was later captured via a tip-off from the Mexican Navy.
“The re-apprehension of this criminal and his accomplice is the result of a deep work of intelligence, investigation and coordination between the different institutions of security of the government,”
The Mexican drug lord will return to the maximum security facility in Altiplano from which he planned his tunnel escape.