Two names you’d never guess have a link actor Sean Penn and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman the repudiated drug king pin.
According to Mexican authorities, “El Chapo” is now behind bars because he met with the actor in order to be the subject of an interview in Rolling Stone. Guzman met with Penn in September and answered/defending his criminal life style; there was even some talk of possibly developing a biopic based on his life.
Investigators now want to talk to Penn to see if he had any additional information regarding the criminal’s whereabouts in the last several months.
Mexican officials claim that meetings between members of Mr. Guzman’s entourage and actors helped authorities locate the drug lord. Penn’s own connection with the drug lord was made through Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.
Guzman had escaped custody twice and is accused of transporting millions of pounds of drugs across the Mexican American border.
Journalists believe Sean Penn has
Many people poked fun at the news:
Why didn't Sean Penn ask El Chapo how many real journalists his organization has killed?— Ben Taub (@bentaub91) January 10, 2016
This isn’t the first time Penn has played the role of journalist. He’s interviewed Cuban president Raul Castro and former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
After this interview, he may want to lay low for a while.