New York – Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with the Mexican drug lordwhen she was in an even crazier environment with Guzman and other authorities fled through an underground tunnel her outlaw falls in love with the buff.
Guzman "was naked," Sanchez said Thursday. "He ran away, he left us behind."
The report on the Crazy Blow in 2014 and Sanchez's tortured romance with Guzman during his escape came toin which his rise and fall as a nearly mythical cartel boss is described in detail. His lawyers claim that the allegations were invented by co-operation partners who sought leniency in their own cases.
Sanchez, 29, a former local politician from Guzman's hometown Sinaloa, took the stand in prison gown after being found guilty of drug addiction this year after being arrested last year. She told her story to Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, who was sitting expressionlessly in the gallery.
The petite and quietly voiced witness said he met Guzman in 2010. In 2011, he visited him in his hideouts in Cabo San Lucas and elsewhere and sent him an SMS on mobile phones, which were protected by encryption. Over time, they mixed the business with the pleasure that distressed them, she said.
"To this day I am confused because I thought we were in a romantic relationship," she said at the beginning of her statement before she began to sob and took a break to sit down. Later she said about Guzman: "Sometimes I loved him and sometimes not."
The problems started when Guzman called Sanchez to buy marijuana for him, with instructions to provide 400 kilograms for each used plane from the land to transport. The prosecution showed the jury drafted texts in which the couple called each "love" while they were planning how best to transport drugs, though some of them sounded more threatening to Guzman's messages.
Sanchez said she would sometimes have sweet talks with Guzman, "so he did not think I'd kick him out, I thought he could hurt me."
The romance started to fester in late 2012, but "it seemed as if it would never end, "said Sanchez and when he invited her into one of the safes houses in the city of Sinaloa in Culiacan in 2014, she automatically accepted.
At that time, a team of Mexican marines chased after Guzman and forced him to leave the safehouse and move to another, she said. She went with her and spent the night with him when a tumult broke out when one of his assistants burst: "They are upon us."
. She said Guzman led her into a bathroom where the bathtub was lifted hydraulically to expose a fixed trapdoor leading to a dark, damp sewage tunnel. She led to a more remote part of the city they could escape to, she said.
She was asked how long she was in the tunnel. "Long enough to be traumatized," she said before her testimony ended.
Shortly after the two seemingly separate paths, Guzman was captured in a hotel in the resort of Mazatlan, where he met with his wife and young twin daughters. On Thursday, an agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration, who was present, testified that the Marines were unconvinced that they had collected the most wanted Mexico, who would eventually flee from a Mexican prison in 2016 before being finally recaptured.
"Is it he Is it him?" DEA agent Victor Vazquez said the soldiers kept asking him. He said he looked at Guzman in surprise and said, "It's you."