Sinaloa: “Chapo bills” of 200 pesos circulate in Culiacán and are valid

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Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  RioDoce  Thank you Steve C

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, el Chapo,
is imprisoned in a maximum security prison in the United States, serving a life
sentence, meanwhile in Culiacán currency is circulating  with his initials.

“FROM YOUR FRIEND JGL”
reads on the back of a 200-peso bill that was issued last Sunday, September 27,
at an ATM located in front of Soriana (market)Zapata, in this city.

The message ink is red and
indelible.

These bills are the most recent
design issued by the Bank of Mexico in September 2019, that is, two months
after the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to life
imprisonment plus 30 years for the crimes of leading a continuous criminal
enterprise, conspiring to commit murder and smuggling marijuana, cocaine,
methamphetamine, and heroin into the United States.

The seal of the initials that
coincide with the name of Joaquín Guzmán Loera were placed on the green bill,
on a golden eagle and the sahuaro, in addition to the El Pinacate and Gran
Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, located in Sonora and declared a UNESCO
world heritage site.

On the opposite side is printed
the images of Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos, figures of Independence.

Except for the stamp with the
initials of Chapo , the bill does not present any damage, so according to
personnel from the Banamex bank and Oxxo stores consulted, it is valid and can
be used for any purchase or payment.

After Guzmán Loera was captured
and extradited to the US, his children along with Ismael el Mayo Zambada were
left in charge of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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