“Chapo’s provisions” to the rescue.
A daughter of the notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Mexican cartels are distributing coronavirus aid packages as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases begin to soar in the country.
Alejandrina Guzman is using her company, El Chapo 701, to pack and deliver care boxes full of food, masks, hand soaps and other supplies, dubbed Chapo’s provisions, around Guadalajara.
The parcels are labeled with El Chapo’s image — and so are the medical-style facemasks the company’s employees wear as they pack and deliver the goods.
The company, which Guzman uses to legally sell clothing and liquor bearing the drug lord’s likeness, has been posting photo and video updates on production and deliveries on its Facebook page.
“We are working and contributing. A great pleasure to visit your homes and give you these Chapo handouts,” said a post on the company’s Facebook page showing Alejandrina, wearing a black facemask with Chapo’s face, handing out parcels.
The inspiration for the brand name El Chapo 701 stems from a 2009 Forbes listing that ranked him the 701st richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $1 billion.
Mexico his heading into a difficult, deep recession with 486 coronavirus deaths reported along with 6,300 confirmed cases — up from roughly 1,200 cases at the beginning of the month.
As cases mount, infamously violent Mexican cartels have joined in the aid efforts, posting their own photos to social media showing gang members distributing relief. The cartels are known to work to ingratiate themselves with the poor residents living where they base their bloody operations.
Guzman is serving time in a Colorado ‘Supermax’ prison.
With Post Wires