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House of El Chapo to be raffled off

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The Mexican government is raffling off the house from which drug lord Joaquin Guzman, better known as “El Chapo,” managed to flee in spectacular fashion in 2014. The house, located in the capital Culiacán of the northwestern state of Sinaloa, is worth 3.6 million pesos (155,000 euros), according to the National Lottery website. The total prize pool is 10.5 million euros.

In 2016, he was arrested again, only to be extradited to the United States. In 2019, he was sentenced to life in prison and has been serving his sentence in a high-security prison in the US state of Colorado ever since.

The government of leftist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador had previously tried, unsuccessfully, to auction off his home and other seized organized crime assets.

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