The news of the drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s arrest is full of peculiarities: from his Hollywood-like escape from prison to his brush with actual Hollywood garbage man Sean Penn. Now, new details have emerged about where he went after he was apprehended: a “sex motel” near Mexico’s Barobampo mountains.
[They] promptly took them to a sex motel. The police wanted a discreet refuge to await reinforcements so the world’s most notorious drug lord found himself handcuffed by a beige satin bedspread in room 51 of the Doux motel. It is decorated in pink and purple hues and costs 300 pesos (£11.50) for six hours. A laminated menu of sex toys, condoms and lubricants sits by the bedside, not visible in the photograph of the captured El Chapo.
The room is now a big hit with clients, according to it owner. El Chapo’s legacy lives on, among the bedsheets and dildos that were there to witness his final moments as a free man.