PGR investigates alleged liaison of PAN member and 'El Chapo'

Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López denied being a 'girlfriend' of the former drug kingpin.
Lucero Sánchez denied ever visiting 'El Chapo' in the Altiplano prison. (Photo: SPECIAL)
Dennis A. García, Marcos Muedano y Suzzete Alcántara
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The Office of the Attorney General (PGR) is investigating the falsification of a series of documents used by a woman to visit Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera in the maximum security prison of El Altiplano, in the State of Mexico, in April.

The Commission of National Security (CNS) is also investigating if local lawmaker Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, from the National Action Party, was the woman who was admitted to the federal prison, as well as the motives behind the gathering, reported the federal authorities.

At a press conference, the lawmaker denied any knowledge of the meeting and said that the charges against her are false because she has not been asked to declare by the authorities.

"I am not a girlfriend, nor have I met of will be interested in meeting another person, much less if he is a member of the organized crime," expressed the lawmaker, after some media reported that she was the person who allegedly visited the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

She made the news before. In 2014 her sister María Carolina Sánchez was murdered in Sinaloa, two weeks before her former husband Rubén Chávez Chaidez.

The CNS reported on April 14 that false documents were being used to allow access to people close to "El Chapo" to the maximum-security prison.

"Staff of the Decentralized Social Rehabilitation and Prevention agency has identified the use of official documentation that does not correspond to the true identity of the visitors," explained the CNS.

Federal authorities indicated that the investigation is ongoing and will be so until all the related video recordings are analyzed, and all those involved declare before the authorities.

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