CRIME

Female inmates in NY jail welcome 'El Chapo' by wildly chanting his name

Authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

Authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.  (AP)

He’s bigger than the Beatles.

Mexico drug kingpin “El Chapo” got a rock star’s welcome at a jail in Manhattan Thursday night — as a host of female prisoners screamed his name as his 13-car motorcade arrived.

The lady jail birds could be heard in the cell block overlooking Pearl Street in downtown Manhattan wildly shouting “Chapo! Chapo!” as the Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was escorted to the facility by the DEA Task Force.

The Mexican drug lord, who was taken from his home country to face charges in the US, arrived at a Long Island airport at about 10 p.m. and was escorted into the city under heavy security.

He is expected to appear at federal court in Brooklyn Friday.

This story first appeared on The New York Post.