‘El Chapo’ has suffered from high blood pressure

‘El Chapo’ has suffered from high blood pressure

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The detainee Mexican drugsbaas Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has it difficult in the prison of Ciudad Juárez.

According to his lawyers, he suffers from high blood pressure and he is going to suffer from anxiety as a result of the strict regime. They accuse the Mexican state of torture of their client, as they were to the American media know.

The 61-year-old Guzmán, formerly the boss of the Sinaloa-drug cartel, saw in 2015 chance to escape from the prison in Mexico City by a more than a kilometer long tunnel.

In January of this year he was after a major manhunt resumed. Since then, he is under strict supervision. According to his lawyers, keeping the guards him from his sleep, he may not have contact with other prisoners and he gets no visit.

The United States for extradition of the drugsbaas asked. Guzmáns lawyers try to avoid that.

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