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Costa Rican authorities are investigating whether Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, the world’s most wanted drug lord, may have surfaced in their country.
A photograph posted on a social media account linked to the fugitive’s son Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, 29, appeared to have been taken in the Central American country
It showed Guzman Salazar with a man, his face partially obscured, who bore a passing resemblance to his father, the leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.
The image was dated Aug 31 and accompanied by a comment taunting authorities which read: “August here, already know who.”
It was taken in a restaurant. The person who uploaded the image appeared to have forgotten to turn off a feature on Twitter which automatically gives the location of where a picture was captured.
Beneath the image it said “Costa Rica” which could have been the country, or possibly the village of Costa Rica in Sinaloa, Mexico.
The Judicial Investigative Police in the country of Costa Rica said they were investigating.
Officials said they had no record of Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar entering the country.
However, like his father he is wanted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, and would be likely to have arrived secretly.
Joaquin Guzman, 55, made an audacious escape from Altiplano prison, 55 miles from Mexico City, in July after an elaborate mile-long tunnel had been dug into his cell by accomplices.
The head of the prison and several other leading officials were subsequently sacked.
It was a devastating blow to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in his fight against the country’s drug cartels. Mexico and the US have offered multi-million dollar rewards for information leading to his recapture.
Other alleged recent sightings of Guzman have included a car accident in southeastern Mexico.
Mexican soldiers rushed to the scene after reports that Guzman was involved, but the man suspected of being the drug lord had already been discharged from a local hospital when they got there.
By Nick Allen, Washington The Telegraph