Tuesday, July 27, 2021

250 pesos for shot at El Chapo hideout

The Mexican government is raffling off the site of one of Guzmán’s dramatic escapes from cops. El Chapo was naked and asleep with his mistress, Lucero Sanchez, when Mexican marines battered down the front door in 2014. The two ran to the bathroom, and plugged in a cord: causing hydraulics to lift up the bathtub. Concealed below was a web of secret tunnels leading to freedom.
The two-bedroom house in northwestern Mexico is among seven other houses, seven apartments, five lots, a ranch, and a 20-seat viewing box at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. They are prizes — confiscated assets from various criminals. Lottery tickets cost 250 pesos ($12.50). Winning tickets will be drawn on Sept. 15.