Along with other Mexican cartels, a daughter of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is distributing coronavirus aid packages in Mexico as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases begin to soar in the country.
Using her company, El Chapo 701, Alejandrina Guzman pack and deliver care boxes full of food, masks, hand soaps and other supplies, named “Chapo’s provisions,” around Guadalajara.
The packages are labeled with El Chapo’s image and so are the medical-style face masks the company’s employees wear when they pack and deliver the goods.
Guzman’s company has been posting photo and video updates of its efforts on its Facebook page.
“We are working and contributing. A great pleasure to visit your homes and give you these Chapo handouts,” said a post on the company’s Facebook page showing Alejandrina wearing a black facemask with El Chapo’s face on it.
The inspiration for the brand name, El Chapo 701, stems from a 2009 Forbes listing that ranked him the 701st richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $1 billion dollars.
Mexico is feeling its share of the effects from the coronavirus, heading into a difficult, deep recession with 486 coronavirus deaths reported along with 6,300 confirmed cases, which is up from roughly 1,200 cases at the beginning of the month.
El Chapo himself is currently serving time in a Colorado ‘Supermax’ prison.