Mexican state lawmaker to be questioned about ‘El Chapo’
MEXICO CITY — A Mexican federal official says that a state lawmaker from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s home of Sinaloa has been taken in to speak to investigators about her relationship with the recently recaptured drug lord.
The official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the case, said Wednesday that Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez was being taken to Mexico City for questioning. The lawmaker has not been charged with any crime, but she resigned her position with the opposition National Action Party on Wednesday.
On Monday, El Universal newspaper published an interview with Attorney General Arely Gomez in which she said the government believed Sanchez spent New Year’s Eve with Guzman.
Guzman, of the Sinaloa cartel, was captured Jan. 8 after his second escape from a Mexican maximum-security prison.
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