Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had been complaining that the harsh treatments he’s receiving in jail are turning him into a “zombie.”
In an interview with Mexico’s Radio Formula Tuesday, El Chapo’s attorney quoted the cartel boss as saying, “Every two hours, at night, they wake me up to take a roll… They are turning me into a zombie. They do not let me sleep. All I want is just for them to let me sleep.”
El Chapo has been inside Altiplano prison in central Mexico since being recaptured last month. The drug lord famously escaped from the prison previously through a hole that led to a mile-long tunnel in the floor of his cell’s shower stall, a blind spot for security cameras, in July of last year.
According to a CNN report, the prison has announced that they’ve dramatically increased security measures upon his return, installing 400 new cameras with the hope to add 600 more by April. To prevent another tunnel escape, the cell floors have been reinforced with three-quarter-inch steel rods.
A report in El Universal newspaper describes that El Chapo never stays in one cell for a prolonged period of time, being transferred every few minutes or every few hours.
El Chapo led the Sinaloa organization which is the oldest drug cartel in Mexico. According to intelligence agencies, it is a transnational business empire that operates in the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Americas and Asia.