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The story of “Boots”, the monkey of “Chapo” Guzmán that was a key piece for his capture


“Boots” is the name of the monkey that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera gave to his youngest daughters, the twins Emaly and María Joaquina (Photo: Steve Allen / Infobae México)

His twin daughters named him after the monkey that accompanies “Dora the explorer” in television cartoons.

Boots is the name of the monkey that Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán Loera gave his youngest daughters, the twins Emaly and María Joaquina. According to the official investigation, the mascot played a key part in finding the whereabouts of the drug dealer after his escape from the Altiplano in 2015.

This story was told from official investigation, headed by the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN), now the National Intelligence Center, and coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior, the then Attorney General’s Office (PGR), the Ministry of the Navy, and the Army.

After what El Chapo He was captured, his wife, Emma Coronel, their two daughters, and the pet they moved near the prison of the Federal Center for Social Readaptation Number 1, The Altiplano, known as Almoloya, to further facilitate the visits allowed.

The story of “Boots”, the monkey of “Chapo” Guzmán that was a key piece for his capture
After the drug trafficker was captured in 2014, his wife Emma Coronel, their two daughters, and the pet, moved near the El Altiplano prison (Photo: EFE / Mario Guzmán / File)

Knowing that the drug lord would escape a few days before July 11, Emma Coronel and her daughters also moved. They changed their address to Sinaloa and left behind Boots.

When the family was reunited in the so-called Golden Triangle, in the Bastantitas de Abajo community, Tamazula, in the state of Durango, Sinaloa Cartel employees had already built several wooden cabins to serve as a home. His was the least austereCarlos Loret de Mola reported in 2015. It had a television, hot water, and drainage. That of his guards, “Just for survival”.

The trusted pilot of the former cartel leader, Héctor Ramón Takashima, The Hookah, transported him in a plane first to him and then to his family. During his time in the cabins, according to the information obtained by Loret de Mola, the daughters asked their father to rescue Boots, whereby El Chapo He entrusted his relatives with the mission of returning him on a plane.

The authorities assigned to the case they detected several attempts to obtain sanitary permits for the monkey to fly to Culiacán, Sinaloa. From Semarnat to veterinary and Aeroméxico. “Nobody” wanted to sign the papers to authorize the trip, so the only option left was to move it by road.

The story of “Boots”, the monkey of “Chapo” Guzmán that was a key piece for his capture
During their time in the cabins, according to the information obtained by Loret de Mola, the daughters asked their father to rescue Boots, for which “El Chapo” entrusted his relatives with the mission of returning him on a plane (Photo: Archive)

One day of the journey, those in charge of the investigation they discovered Boots in the state of Sinaloa, in a red Mustang vehicle. “They knew that the pet could take them to their goal”said Loret de Mola. The monkey had become a crucial clue to start the operations of the Secretariat of the Navy in the Durango mountains.

The Mustang belonged to Édgar Coronel Aispuro, Emma’s brother, brother-in-law of El Chapo, and in his twenties. He himself entered the tunnel the night Guzmán Loera escaped and went out with him, they boarded a vehicle, and flew together. According to official reports, Édgar was the representative of family interests in the prison escape operation.

In the end, the whereabouts of the monkey Boots it’s a mystery: it is unknown if it is still the daughters pet under El Chapo.

The story of “Boots”, the monkey of “Chapo” Guzmán that was a key piece for his capture
Aureliano Guzmán is nicknamed “El Guano” and is wanted by the US government (Photo art: Steve Allen / Infobae)

The U.S. government last Friday offered a reward of up to USD 5 million for information that contributes to the arrest of Aureliano Guzmán Loera, Guano, one of the Mexican drug lord’s brothers, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

Aureliano was accused by the US justice of violating drug trafficking laws, which include international conspiracies to distribute marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other substances, according to the statement issued by the Department of State.

In addition, they also offered a reward for information that leads to Heriberto, José and Ruperto Salgueiro, who, according to the US accusations, move into Mexican territory under the orders of the Sinaloa Cartel, criminal group founded by Guzman Loera.

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