Well Guys and Gals, it appears the DEA can now mistake Mexican Music Videos for “credible intelligence”!! Wow, that sure goes a LONG WAY to boost my confidence in the Federal Law Enforcement System, how about you? -SF
Earlier this week, what appeared to be “leaked” cellphone video showing fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán partying with heavily armed associates emerged on the internet.
Given the appearance of the people in the video and the way they interacted with each other, a former DEA official said there was “a very strong possibility” that it was authentic.
But there seems to be a different reason for the verisimilitude: The video was behind-the-scenes footage of a music videofor the Mexican band Los Titanes De Durango.
The original clip was convincing, despite doubts about its origins and veracity.
“I would say 90 to 95 percent … that it’s (El Chapo) in the video,” Mike Vigil, the former DEA chief of international relations, told mySA.combefore the likely origin of footage came out.
“I don’t know who else it could be,” Vigil added. “It certainly looks like him.”
It’s not clear how the behind-the-scenes clip first hit the internet. If it was released by someone acting on behalf of the cartel, it wouldn’t be the first time the public had been teased about the whereabouts of Guzmán, who is the boss of the world’s most powerful drug cartel and generally considered to be the most wanted man on the planet.
Earlier this year, after Guzmán pulled off a brazen escape from a high-security prison in central Mexico, a Twitter account purporting to be one of his sons posted photos that appeared to show the kingpin either in Costa Rica or a town in Sinaloa with the same name.
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