“Chapo’s provisions” to the rescue.
A daughter of the infamous drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Mexican cartels are distributing coronavirus aid packages because the variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances within the nation begins to soar.
Alejandrina Guzman is utilizing her firm, El Chapo 701, to pack and ship containers filled with meals, masks, hand soaps and different provides, dubbed Chapo’s provisions, round Guadalajara.
The parcels are labeled with El Chapo’s picture — and so are the medical-style face masks the corporate’s staff put on as they pack and ship the products.
The corporate, which Guzman makes use of to legally promote clothes and liquor bearing the drug lord’s likeness, has been posting photograph and video updates on manufacturing and deliveries on its Fb web page.
“We’re working and contributing. An amazing pleasure to go to your houses and offer you these Chapo handouts,” mentioned a publish on the corporate’s Fb web page exhibiting Alejandrina, carrying a black face masks with Chapo’s face, handing out parcels.
The model title El Chapo 701 stems from a 2009 Forbes itemizing that ranked him the 701st-richest particular person on the planet with an estimated internet price of $1 billion.
Mexico is heading right into a tough, deep recession, with 486 coronavirus deaths reported together with 6,300 confirmed instances — up from roughly 1,200 instances in the beginning of the month.
As instances mount, infamously violent Mexican cartels have joined within the aid efforts, posting their very own images to social media exhibiting gang members distributing reduction. The cartels are identified to work to ingratiate themselves with the poor residents residing the place they base their bloody operations.
Joaquin Guzman is serving time in a Colorado “Supermax” jail.
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