The Americas

Mexican state lawmaker to be questioned about 'El Chapo'

A state lawmaker from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home of Sinaloa has been brought in to speak to investigators about her relationship with the recently recaptured drug lord, Mexico's attorney general's office said late Wednesday.

Federal police were transporting Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez to Mexico City for questioning regarding an investigation into her alleged use of fraudulent documents to visit Guzman in April in the maximum security prison he would escape from a couple of months later.

The lawmaker has not been charged with any crime, but she resigned her position with the opposition National Action Party on Wednesday.

On Monday, El Universal newspaper published an interview with Attorney General Arely Gomez in which she said the government believed Sanchez spent New Year's Eve with Guzman in Sinaloa.

Guzman, of the Sinaloa cartel, was captured Jan. 8 after his second escape from a Mexican maximum-security prison.