In October 2015 drug lord Joaquin Guzman met Hollywood blowhard Sean Penn in the Mexican jungles for a Rolling Stone magazine article in a pathetic bid to immortalize himself as a folk hero, and his vainglory turned out to be his downfall because law enforcement was monitoring the contacts between the narco and the actor which provided intelligence on El Chapo's movements leading to his January 2016 re-capture according to a 60 Minutes segment airing tonight as reported by for the Daily News.
The segment includes an interview with former Department of Homeland Security investigations division chief Jim Dinkins who says Mexican authorities "knew where Sean was going to go, when he was going to land. They knew right away." And former Homeland Security and Department of Justice official Peter Vincent told CBS El Chapo "became drunk on his own wine" and "started to believe the hype" and "thought he was untouchable."
El Chapo ultimately was apprehended after getting flooded out of a sewer pipe like a desperate rat.
When the inevitable movie gets made about El Chapo -- the nickname means "the midget" -- it will be a comical farce, and he's going to appear as a bungling cuckold and Penn as a witless tool. That will be El Chapo's legacy as he spends the rest of his life rotting away in an isolation cell in an American prison.
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