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Mexico actress seeks to block any arrest in Guzman case

/ 08:19 AM February 04, 2016
Kate Del Castillo

In this March 24, 2013 file photo, Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo attends a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race in Fontana, Calif. Mexican authorities said on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, that they want to talk to the Mexican actress who arranged an interview with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for actor Sean Penn. AP File Photo

MEXICO CITY, Mexico—Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo is seeking an injunction to block any attempts to arrest her over an investigation into her links to drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Del Castillo has been in the spotlight since it was revealed that she arranged a meeting between Guzman and US actor Sean Penn in October, six months before the Sinaloa drug cartel leader’s capture.

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The attorney general’s office has called on her to testify as a witness while it investigates whether Guzman invested any money in her tequila brand, “Honor del Castillo.”

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The judicial council disclosed on Wednesday that the actress filed a petition in a Mexico City court last week to prevent any potential arrest. A judge has yet to rule on it.

Attorney General Arely Gomez told reporters that it was Del Castillo’s “absolute right” to seek an injunction and that her office “respects the presumption of innocence.”

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Guzman, who tunnel his way out of prison in July, was recaptured on January 8.

Del Castillo has vowed to tell her side of the story, but she has yet to do so. The 43-year-old star of “La reina del sur,” a show in which she portrayed a drug lord, lives in Los Angeles.

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