Mexican drug lords’ kids brag wealth on social media
Mexico City – The Twitter and Facebook accounts of individuals presumed to be the children of Sinaloa drug cartel bosses — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Is! mael “El Mayo” Zambada — boast photographs of possessions, media repor! ts said.
In some of these social networking or twitter accounts these possessions include luxury watches, SUVs, automobiles, gold-plated firearms, bags of marijuana, a lion and a cheetah in the window of an SUV.
Investigators were trying to confirm the authenticity of the posts, reported the Mexico City daily El Universal citing Attorney General’s Office representatives.
The photos and comments must be dealt with cautiously “since any person can post profiles or images; nevertheless, it has not been ruled out that the narcos’ kids did it,” Attorney General’s office spokespersons said.
The newspaper published samples of the content posted on the social media sites under the names of Alfredo Guzman and Ivan Guzman Salazar, presumed to be the sons of Chapo Guzman and Serafin Zambada, one of the sons of El Mayo Zambada.
Serafin Zambada was arrested last week in Nogales, Arizona, by the US authorities.
The 23-year-old Serafin Zambada! had the most extensive social media presence, even posting a photograph of himself with soccer star Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who denied he knew the drug lord’s son.
“I have nothing to say, any bastard can take photos, I don’t even know him,” the soccer star said.
The person claiming to be Serafin Zambada also posted photos on Twitter of luxury watches, SUVs, automobiles, gold-plated firearms, bags of marijuana, and other things.
The Facebook page of Serafin Zambada has photos of the executions of suspected informants and images of Sinaloa cartel members showing off their large-calibre weapons.
The Sinaloa cartel, sometimes referred to by officials as the Pacific cartel, is the oldest drug cartel in Mexico and Chapo Guzman, considered extremely violent, is one of the most-wanted criminals in Mexico and the US, where the Drug Enforcement Administration has offered a reward of $5 million for him.
The Sinaloa organisation, according to intelligenc! e agencies, is a transnational business empire that operates in the US,! Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Americas and Asia.