Celebrity Sean Penn said he considers the Mexican authorities called his secret meeting with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman “vital” to their recapture of the drug kingpin because they wanted to set him in the cartel’s “crosshairs,” though adding he will not worry for his life.
Penn met with Guzman in October, recounting the way the meeting was arranged and also the following conversations he’d in a post forRolling Stone magazine that has been posted Jan. 10, the day after Guzman was recaptured.
Rose then asked again whether he considered the cartel wanted to harm him.”They’ve experienced this company quite a while. They have dealt with law enforcement problems to get a long time. They have coped with misinformation for quite a long time,” Penn said.
“There are irrational individuals. And so I can’t say for sure, you know, that there is no threat.”Penn, 55, said he considers his assembly with Guzman and subsequent video interview — which was delivered to Penn via intermediaries, including a courier for Guzman — didn’t contribute to his recapture. But he also said he presumed Mexican authorities understood about the arrangements being made through Mexican performer Kate del Castillo for him to meet the drug lord.”I presumed they knew about it. And I say thus in this article,” Penn said. “I was stunned that he would risk our trip. I was stunned.”