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Drug Lord El Chapo's Two-Course Christmas Meal Behind Bars

Drug Lord El Chapo's Two-Course Christmas Meal Behind Bars

The notorious drug boss is on his third year in a US max-security prison and this is what he ate



Notorious drug lord El Chapo has just had his third consecutive Christmas dinner in a US maximum-security prison.

The Mexican Sinaloa Cartel's former leader Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is considered one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world.

He has been serving his life sentence at ADX Florence in the US state of Colorado since July 2019.


This year, the 64-year-old former drug lord was reportedly served a two course dinner to go along with activities including a talent show.

According to news site Infobae, El Chapo was served Cornish game hen and peanut butter cake for Christmas dinner before taking part in festive activities such as drawing, painting, and a musical talent contest.

He was convicted of trafficking tonnes of drugs from Central America to Mexico, the US, and Canada for over 30 years using boats, planes, road vehicles, trains, submarines, and tunnels.

Witnesses accused him of bribing officials at nearly every level of Mexico's police, military, and politics.

One accusation involved an alleged $100 million (£74.3 million) payment to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

After El Chapo's fall, his four sons allegedly took over the cartel.

They are now either under indictment or investigation by US federal agents.


Earlier this month, the US authorities offered a $5 million (£3.7 million) bounty for each of El Chapo's four sons, known as 'Los Chapitos'.

The brothers are named Ovidio Guzman Lopez, Joaquin Guzman Lopez, Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, and Jesus Alfredo Guzman.

Their father now spends the majority of his time in a cell just two metres wide and 3.5 metres long.

El Chapo does leave his cell, but only for two hours a week when he's given access to a patio area.

Earlier this year, his lawyers spoke out against the cruel conditions the US government keeps him in.

They said: "Since his arrival in the United States, Mr Guzman has been kept in prison in cruel and inhuman conditions, equivalent to physical and mental torture."


The lawyers filed further complaints.

They claimed their client is being deprived of access to TV and educational materials in his native tongue of Spanish, as everything is in English.

Words: Charlie Metcalfe

Featured Image Credit: Newsflash

Topics: US News, el chapo