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Footage Shows El Chapo Dropping Trousers For Strip Search After His Arrest

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Footage Shows El Chapo Dropping Trousers For Strip Search After His Arrest

In case you've ever wondered what one of the world's most infamous crime lords looks like in his underpants, why not check out this footage of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman assuming the position after he was captured by the police?


The Mexican drug lord and Sinaloa Cartel boss seemed pretty familiar with the shapes he was required to adopt when he was arrested all those years ago, and revealed his white underpants before performing a few squats to make sure that any contraband he might have had would be revealed.

As it turned out, he didn't have any, but the authorities would have been right to question, given his history of involvement in organised crime, as well as his famous escape from prison.


Guzman managed to get free from Altiplano maximum security clink in Mexico a few years back. He made his way down a carefully dug tunnel and scooted along on a modified motorbike after breaking his way out through a hole near the shower in his cell.

You honestly couldn't make it up, it's such an elaborate and strange method of escaping.

Anyway, that's presumably why the authorities were being so thorough during the search detailed in this latest video.

It's been released by a Mexican local news station and shows El Chapo dropping his trousers in order to be searched.

Credit: Dominio Publico/YouTube
Credit: Dominio Publico/YouTube

That was filmed at the same Altiplano jail that he later broke free from.

After that escape, there was a country-wide manhunt to attempt to recapture Guzman, which included him using women and children as a shield from a helicopter, and - allegedly - meeting up with film stars Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo.

Eventually, he was brought to justice and found himself in the US, where he currently resides in a supermax prison following his extradition.


He hi-jacked a car at gunpoint before his arrest in Los Mochis but was eventually taken in and brought all the way back to where he started in Altiplano.

Now, he's been shifted around a few times, but is currently in Colorado, where he'll likely remain for a good while longer.

He received a life sentence after being found guilty of all 10 federal charges he faced.

Credit: Dominio Publico/YouTube
Credit: Dominio Publico/YouTube

To be fair, even though El Chapo is incarcerated for the foreseeable future, it's unlikely that the operations of is Sinaloa Cartel will cease any time soon.

While Guzman's arrest was no doubt a big win, the pipeline for drugs from Mexico, as well as the violence in the country, continue unabated.

Figures showed that more cocaine was seized at the US/Mexico border after El Chapo's arrest than before it, to the tune of around 4,000lbs.

Featured Image Credit: Dominio Publico/YouTube

Topics: World News, US News, crime, Mexico, Weird, Prison, el chapo

Tom Wood
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