Alejandrina Guzman, the daughter of jailed Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has been distributing relief packages to people struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Alejandrina is using her company, El Chapo 701, to pack and deliver boxes full of food, masks, hand soaps and other supplies, dubbed Chapo’s provisions, around Guadalajara.
The packages are labeled with El Chapo’s image — and so are the medical-style face masks the company’s employees wear as they pack and deliver the goods.
The company, which Alejandrina uses to legally sell clothing and liquor bearing the drug lord’s likeness, has been posting photo and video updates on production and deliveries on its Facebook page.
“We are working and contributing. A great pleasure to visit your homes and give you these Chapo handouts,” said a post on the company’s Facebook page showing Alejandrina, wearing a black face mask with Chapo’s face, handing out parcels.
Mexico is heading into a difficult deep recession, with 486 coronavirus deaths reported along with 6,300 confirmed cases — up from roughly 1,200 cases at the beginning of the month.
El Chapo is currently serving time in a maximum security prison after being extradited to the US and found guilty last year on a host of drug trafficking charges.
Alejandrina legally markets clothing and alcohol associated with her father’s image under the “El Chapo 701” brand, which gets its name from a Forbes listing in 2009 that ranked him the 701st richest person in the world – estimating his net worth to be at $1bn at the time.