Prostitute's Period Saved Drug Boss from Arrest, Say Mexican AuthoritiesS

The anti-heroic menstruation of a Mexican prostitute has saved fearsome Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman from arrest, Univision reports. Apparently a third party hired the prostitute without telling her she'd be servicing Guzman, a billionaire druglord who has been on the lam since escaping prison 11 years ago. According to Mexican daily Reforma, the prostitute was blindfolded and taken to a rented home in Los Cabos without being told who her client would be.

Cuitláhuac Salinas Martinez, a spokesman for the Mexican Attorney General, says El Chapo arrived at the house days later, but by then the prostitute couldn't "perform the services she was hired for because she was menstruating." El Chapo decided to "postpone." He left the house with the intention of returning, and while he was away Mexican authorities raided the house. According to Univision, "Salinas Martinez suggested that had it not been for the postponed encounter, authorities might have finally arrested Guzman."

Mexican authorities first announced the near capture of El Chapo early this week, fueling speculation that President Felipe Calderon is trying to time a capture (or at least some positive cartel-busting buzz) to boost his political party before the July 1 presidential election.

[Univision, AP]