Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (above) — the Mexican drug lord currently on trial in New York for a laundry list of alleged crimes — employed a killer who maintained what a trial witness termed a “murder room.”
On the witness stand Jan. 7, jailed ex-El Chapo gun-runner Edgar Galvan described the shocking workspace of hitman Antonio “Jaguar” Marrufo to a shocked courtroom.
The “murder room” employed soundproofing to ensure “no noise comes out,” he said, as well as a “drainage outlet” in the floor to facilitate cleanup of blood and viscera.
Galvan claimed to have worked with Jaguar in El Chapo’s Sinola cartel from 2007 to 2011, when the killer would dispatch cartel rivals in the murder room.
A former cab driver, Galvan was arrested in 2011 and pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics and firearms. The snitch has served eight of his 24-year sentence.
“He took me once to a house, where the floor was just white, tiled,” Galvan said.
“That’s where he killed people,” he continued. “In that house, no one comes out!”
El Chapo who was alleged to have ordered the murders of Sean Penn and Madonna has pleaded not guilty to the government’s 17-count indictment, which includes charges of firearms possession, murder conspiracy, and importation and distribution of cocaine.
Galvan claims his “party friend” Jaguar brought him into the Sinola fold in 2007, and that he was based in El Paso, where the two helped transport weapons over the border into Juarez, Mexico
The guns, according to testimony, were for “cleaning” purposes, and by cleaning he meant “killing” — eliminating El Chapo’s rivals in the perilous Mexican border town!