First there were pantries, then cakes to relatives of hospitalized people and a few days ago tickets at ATMs with the initials JGL, of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Last weekend, in some marginalized neighborhoods of Culiacán, Sinaloa, Packages of school supplies allegedly sent by the Sinaloan capo appeared.
Alleged hitmen Over the weekend they distributed packets of school supplies to low-income children labeled with the initials “JGL.” The delivery, which was made mainly in the Bicentenario and Las Coloradas colonies, included markers, colors, colors, notebooks and scissors, among others.
The unknown persons, who were circulating in a white redila van, according to the inhabitants of the colonies, they also gave away pantries and cash.
Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán will be imprisoned for the rest of his life in the United States but his family makes various efforts to keep his image alive among the population, immortalize the idea of the drug trafficker as a benefactor and even do business with the fame of the founder of the Sinaloa Cartel.
To achieve this, family members and people who work for the Sinaloa Cartel They have resorted to various objects and even food to maintain the presence of Chapo Guzmán in the lands where he was known. The distribution of these reminders of the Sinaloa capo, who escaped twice from Mexican prisons, has become more constant during the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico, a time when thousands of inhabitants are going through economic hardships that are needs taken advantage of by the Cartel people to give supposed “support.”
The figure of the “Sir”, As it is known in its land, Badiguarato, has risen despite his life sentence and bloody record. There, the people respect him more than the president, the residents say.
The sons of the Mexican narco contribute to that “immortality”. More than a year after his conviction in the United States, the image of El Chapo has been represented in pantries, narco series and even bills.
Tickets “from your friend”
In the streets of Culiacán, Sinaloa, some 200 Mexican peso bills circulate in that city with a peculiar legend: “From your friend JGL”, the media reported Rio Doce. The initials affixed with an indelible wine-colored ink stamp coincide with those of El Chapo: Joaquín Guzmán Loera. They are placed on the golden eagle and the saguaro in the most recent design issued by the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) for the denomination of 200 pesos.
One of the tickets was issued at an ATM located in the Soriana Zapata store in Culiacán. Paper money retains its value and must be accepted in all establishments commercial because the stamp with the initials of Chapo Guzmán does not comply with the guidelines for the paper money to lose value.
On September 28, the Instagram account @therealivanguzman, who claims to be one of the sons of Joaquín el “Chapo” Guzmán shared an image of the ticket with the “JGL” stamp.
The identity of that account, created in 2012 and that would correspond to Ivan Guzman, is not accredited. In his publications there are images of cars, luxury trips.
The banknotes were issued in 2019 by the Bank of Mexico, that is, two months after the Mexican kingpin considered the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to life imprisonment for leading a criminal organization, committing murders, trafficking marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin to the United States.