MANHATTAN, N.Y. — There were questions raised Thursday evening about where a recent photo of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — the Mexican drug lord — was taken.
A PIX11 source told us the photo was taken in the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center, shortly after Guzman was flown to New York from Mexico on Jan. 19.
The billionaire drug lord was seen wearing a tan prison suit and standing in a cell. The source who sent the photo to PIX11 Thursday was the same source who correctly told us a year ago that El Chapo would be flown to Brooklyn to face federal trial in the Eastern District of New York.
The photo in question started circulating Feb. 13, weeks after Guzman arrived in New York.
The PIX11 source now says the photo may have been taken just before El Chapo left Mexico and was not taken in the New York facility. We apologize for the error.