El Chapo Was Caught Because He Wanted To Make A Biopic

Mexican authorities reportedly monitored the drug lord's communications with "actresses and producers"

El Chapo is escorted by soldiers after his capture — REUTERS
Jan 09, 2016 at 1:40 PM ET

It appears that notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s desire for the Hollywood treatment ultimately led to his downfall.

Mexican authorities were able to track the country’s most wanted man, who was hunted down Friday six months after he escaped from the Antiplano maximum-security prison, to a home in a glitzy neighborhood on the coast after he contacted film personnel about a possible biopic.

“For that he established communication with actresses and producers, which became a new line of investigation,” Attorney General Arely Gómez said Friday at a press gathering at Mexico City’s airport, as quoted by the Associated Press.

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The cartel leader was ultimately recaptured in the Mexican town of Los Mochis, located in the country’s northwest, after an earlier gunfight elsewhere in the area.

Last night, the kingpin was put on a navy helicopter to be flown back to Antiplano, the same prison he was able to bust out of last July using an intricate tunnel system connected to his cell’s shower.

Twitter users have been speculating about Guzman’s would-be film: