Mexican lawmaker to be questioned over El Chapo links

Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez, lawmaker from El Chapo’s home state Sinaloa, to be questioned about her relationship with recaptured drug lord

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gomez listens as Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong (not pictured) addresses the media before the presentation of recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Mexico City, January 8, 2016

A state lawmaker from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home of Sinaloa has been brought in to speak to investigators about her relationship with the recently recaptured drug lord, Mexico's attorney general's office said late Wednesday.

Federal police were transporting Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez to Mexico City for questioning regarding an investigation into her alleged use of fraudulent documents to visit Guzman in April in the maximum security prison he would escape from a couple of months later.

The lawmaker has not been charged with any crime, but she resigned her position with the opposition National Action Party on Wednesday.

On Monday, El Universal newspaper published an interview with Attorney General Arely Gomez in which she said the government believed Sanchez spent New Year's Eve with Guzman in Sinaloa.

Guzman, of the Sinaloa cartel, was captured January 8 after his second escape from a Mexican maximum-security prison.

TRTWorld, AP