El Chapo entered United States twice while fugitive, says report
Guzman entered the USA shortly after his interview in October with actor Sean Penn, said the drug kingpin's eldest daugther, Rosa Isela Guzman Ortiz, in an interview with the Guardian.
She did not disclose the exact dates of his visits but told the British daily that Mr Guzman crossed the border to visit relatives and see her five-bedroom house, which he bought for her and her four children.
"After a while, she came to see the house, his house - and he came twice", she admitted in an interview with The Guardian. "He came twice", Guzmán Ortiz told the Guardian.
After seven months on the run, El Chapo was recaptured in January 2016 and sent back to the Altiplano maximum security prison - the facility which he escaped from the previous July.
He was sprung from his cell through a mile ling tunnel riding away to freedom on a specially adapted motor bike. If this doesnt stop, he is going to get sick and his life is at great risk.Outside the prison Friday, Bernarda Guzman Loera, who said she was one of the drug lords sisters, said his family was very anxious.The drug lords lawyers have filed several requests for injunctions in Mexican courts to stop his extradition. "He didn't hurt anybody", she said.
The first time was in 2001 and he was not recaptured until February 2014. Her identity was also confirmed by Francisco Villa Gurrola, an evangelical minister in El Chapo's hometown of Badiraguato, who is a close friend of the drug lord's 87-year-old mother Consuela Loera, the newspaper says.
El Chapo paid for the sprawling pad, which features a garden, by funneling money through the lawyer, she said.
"My dad's escape was an agreement", she said.
Yesterday, family members and lawyers protested outside the prison, claiming authorities were depriving him of sleep as a form of torture.
Earlier, Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel, claimed that El Chapo was subject to various kinds of maltreatment at Altiplano.
But even with a willing Mexican government, the extradition process could take years if Guzman decides to fight the procedure.
Guzman's attorneys have publicly expressed concern for his health and criticized his treatment while jailed.