'Es el Chapo?' documentary surrounding questionable arrest of cartel leader to open in Tempe

TEMPE, AZ - Well-known Mexican cartel leader "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in February and is now in the custody of Mexican authorities--or is he?

"El Chapo" was the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel for many years in Mexico, one of the groups responsible for a portion of the illegal drug trade and known for its violence. He is described by Minn as the "biggest drug lord in the world."

It was reported that the cartel leader was arrested earlier this year at a Mexican resort in Mazatlan after being on the run for more than a decade following a breakout from prison.

Charlie Minn, a documentary filmmaker, says that Mexico is split about 50-50 on those who believe it was really "El Chapo" who was captured. Around 60 percent of El Paso residents who took a survey believe a different person was taken into custody.

Deep corruption in Mexico has been the source of much confusion for authorities, residents and story followers, Minn says.

"I question whether it's him or not because not a single shot was fired during the arrest," Minn told ABC15.

Minn wants to know- wouldn't such a high-profile individual put up a better fight?

Minn created the film because it is such a unique turn of events and very uncommon for such a large group of people to question the arrest of a fugitive.

Minn's film 'Es el Chapo? ' opens Friday, August 22 at Harkins Valley Art in Tempe, diving deep into the controversy of whether the leader really was arrested.

The documentary will be opening in Tucson and other cities and states soon after.

Minn said proceeds from box office receipts for the film are donated to charity.

 

 

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