BORDERLAND BEAT — One day before, 110 elements of Guards and Custodians arrived at Ciudad Juarez and were transferred to the prison.
They were sent by the Federation in a strategic operation to avoid any situation of risk in the transfer of Guzman Loera. The Mexican Government had maintained discretion about the transfer of the capo. It was only at mid-day on Saturday when the National Commission for Security made it official
It appears that El Chapo has programmed a video conference, with a Judge in the municipality of Toluca that approved the transfer. El Chapos lawyers claim that the transfer is illegal.
Since the past week, the version is that Guzman Loera would be transferred to Ciudad Juarez, as part of the intelligence strategy that Secretary of the Government maintains. Since the month of January, when the narco trafficker was re-arrested, he has been guarded at “Alitplano” maximum security prison, where he has been guarded by elements of Sedena and the Federal Police.
At the prison they maintain a rota of 15 soldiers with two tanks, as well as patrols by 10 elements of the CNS, the commission for national security.
For his part, the United States authorities are preparing their Police escort for when the time comes to move him, when he is put at their disposition.
Unofficially, sources from the CNS confirmed the transfer of the narco trafficker for ” Security Protocols”. (Otis: other sources say that he has been moved due to security upgrades to the Atlipano prison).
Guzman Loera fled the security of the State of Mexico in July of 2015 via an underground tunnel constructed close to and under the installation. He was recaptured in January of 2016 and was sent back to the same Federal prison.
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