Sean Penn could be in 'serious danger' with El Chapo's cartel following the drug lord's arrest.
According to Yahoo News, Sean Penn may have to hide himself from the drug king pin's cartel. According to Mexican authorities, Penn played a major role in the capture of the fugitive drug lord "El Chapo" thanks to his Rolling Stone interview. Now Sean Penn may have bit off more than he can chew.
A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency chief of international operations has done several years of under cover work within the Mexican cartel.s He was interviewed by Yahoo News and according to his opinion, it would not be too difficult for the cartel to come after people like Penn.“These cartels are very violent, they do not forgive any transgression and they will respond in a most violent manner,” Vigil told Yahoo News
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“These are people who have dismembered, who have decapitated individuals. So killing Sean Penn and del Castillo means absolutely nothing to them."
Vigil added: “If Chapo Guzman perceives that they cooperated with authorities in his capture, [the cartel] will go after them,”
But the biggest threat may come down to the person who helped arranged the interview, Kate del Castillo and her family. According to Vigil, the personal aspect of her role in making the interview happen and the location of her family in Mexico makes her an easier target. “He developed a childlike infatuation with del Castillo and forgot about the fact that when he was captured in 2014, he was captured as a result of telephone monitoring,” Vigil said. “Apart from that, [del Castillo] is originally from Mexico, she has all of her family in Mexico. One of the traditional violent methods [the cartels] use is if they can’t get to the target, they’ll go after their family members.”
Sean Penn has already gone on the record saying he believes that the Mexican government set him up by publicizing their connection to his capture. Along with his article's "failure" to create a dialogue about the ongoing drug war.
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