Sean Penn interview helped ‘Chapo’ capture: Mexico

A meeting between US actor Sean Penn and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in the Mexican jungle helped lead to the drug kingpin’s capture this week, a Mexican official said Saturday.

The US rock magazine posted online on Saturday an interview between Penn and Guzman as well as an October 2 picture showing the Oscar-winning actor shaking hands with the mustachioed Sinaloa drug cartel leader, who is wearing a blue shirt.

Penn writes that the 58-year-old Guzman gave him a “compadre” hug when they met at a Mexican jungle clearing and had a seven-hour sitdown followed by phone and video interviews.
“I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world,” Guzman told Penn in a stunning admission of his criminal enterprise over sips of tequila.