Daughter of 'Chapo' Guzmán gives away boxes of food and masks with her father's heritage image

17/04/2020

The food was distributed in Mexico, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, by workers of the clothing brand 'Chapo701', owned by Alejandrina Guzmán, the drug trafficker's daughter.

The boxes with food are given to the elderly. | Source: EFE | Photographer: Francisco Guasco
The boxes with food are given to the elderly. | Source: EFE | Photographer: Francisco Guasco

Alejandrina Guzmán, daughter of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, gave away pantries with the drug trafficker's name and image to elderly people who are isolated in their homes in recent days to avoid contagion from COVID-19 in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.

At least 480 boxes of food and hygiene items have been distributed since 13 April in poor neighborhoods in the suburbs of Guadalajara.

The pantries have been distributed by workers of the clothing brand "Chapo 701", a company owned by Alejandrina Guzmán and with which she has sought to extol the history and figure of her father. "The intention is to give a little help to the less fortunate in a difficult time for Mexican society," explained Julio Campos, president of the company.

"It is something that as human beings we must contribute, if something hurts us as a society it is social decomposition, and this is an action that must generate the uncertainty that somewhere there is someone who wants to support and who wants to help," he said.

The director explained that the aim of these pantries is "to tell people not to see us with this issue of organized crime, the figure of Don Joaquin as a drug trafficker".

Chapo face mask
Chapo face mask

The pantries are aimed especially at people over 60 who cannot fend for themselves or who must go out to work in order to eat, he said. "There are thirteen products in the basic basket, with an approximate duration of one week," Campos said.

He explained that the funds to offer this help come from the foundation created by "El Chapo" Guzmán's daughter and from a percentage of the profits that the company has generated from selling clothes, accessories, leather goods, and alcoholic beverages. "We are not doing a bad deed or misusing resources, on the contrary, we are very transparent," he said.

Items such as rice, beans, sugar, cookies, various types of soup paste, puree, oil and toilet paper make up this aid called "Chapo pantry" which is given to people in a box with the face and logo of the brand Chapo 701 and a letter signed by Alejandrina Guzmán.

Some older adults who have to go out and sell their products are also given anti-bacterial gel or cloth mouthpieces with the image of the capo who is serving a life sentence in the United States for drug trafficking. 

Famous drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been held in ADX's maximum security prison since 'The Trial of the Century' found him guilty of drug-related charges. Photo: Agencies
Famous drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been held in ADX's maximum security prison since 'The Trial of the Century' found him guilty of drug-related charges. Photo: Agencies

By EFE