New documentary questions arrest of infamous drug lord

Published: Nov. 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A new documentary opens this week in Lubbock, a film that questions the recent arrest of one of the world's most notorious drug lords.

Last February, Mexican federal agents arrested Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a hotel in Mexico.

The Mexican government hailed it as a major victory in their war with drug cartels.

But not everyone believes that the man taken into custody was actually the kingpin of a multi-billion dollar drug operation, including filmmaker Charlie Minn.

"One, because not a single shot was fired, two why is a billionaire El Chapo Guzman hanging out in the $89 a night condominium where he was arrested? Where was his massive security force of over 300 armed guards and, the violence hasn't shifted in Mexico any since his arrest back in February," Minn asked.

Minn has made several documentaries about the drugs and violence plaguing Mexico. He says it's an issue that bleeds into our country as well.

"We are the leading consumer of illegal drugs in the world. That's what's causing a lot of the violence in Mexico. This is easily a shared problem, this is not a Mexico problem. This is Mexico and the U.S. fault," Minn said.

Minn's film, "Es El Chapo?" which poses the question: Is it El Chapo? is showing in 25 U.S. cities.

It opens in Lubbock this Friday at Premiere Cinemas.

The film will run at least a week.

You can find more details at

YOUTUBE: Trailer for Es El Chapo?

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