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Mexico offers the house of drug lord El Chapo to a "lot", worth 155,000 euros


The Mexican government has offered the home of drug lord Guzmán Joaquín, nicknamed Chapo, for a lottery, among several assets that the Mexican government is drawing in a raffle on September 15, Spanish newspaper El Mundo has confirmed.


The house, located in southern Culiacan, the capital of the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico, is worth 3.6 million pesos (about 155 thousand euros) and has an area of ​​395 square meters.


With a white facade and no apparent luxuries, the house is part of the raffle announced in mid-June, which will award 248 in-kind and cash prizes for 250 million pesos (about $12.5 million).


On February 16, 2014, Guzmán escaped from the authorities through the underground drainage of the building, although after six days he was arrested in the city of Mazatlan, also in Sinaloa, and was sent to a maximum security prison in 2015. He was arrested in 2016 and extradited to the United States of America.


The government of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has already attempted, although unsuccessfully, to auction the house along with other assets confiscated from organized crime. Lopez Obrador said at the time that the money raised would go to education and health.


In addition, the government will conduct a raffle on a house in the posh Pedregal district, south of Mexico City, that once belonged to Amado Carrillo ("Lord of Heaven"), the late leader of the Juarez cartel, who is also one of Mexico's most famous drug dealers.


The mansion has an area of ​​more than 3,000 square meters and is estimated to be worth just over 77 million pesos (about 3.2 million euros).


The other prize will be a box at the legendary Azteca Stadium, where the 1970 and 1986 World Cups were held, valued at $1 million.

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