The mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, has boasted that he paid 100 million dollars - about 650 million dollars - in bribery of the country's former president, Enrique Pena Nieto.
It told the colombian drug smuggler Alex Cifuentes Tuesday from the witness box in the court in New York, where Guzman, among others, is accused of drug smuggling and murder,writes the Associated Press.
Cifuentes, who has given extensive testimony on the Guzmans cartel, backed his claim up with evidence or concrete detail.
He said, however, that the money was delivered by a woman by the name of Maria in Mexico City.
A spokesman for the mexican thinks the call according to the Associated Press the claim of 'false and defamatory'. Nieto stopped as president last year,
Judge Brian Cogan has previously described the allegation of bribery by the mexican president for 'gossip'.
Joaquin Guzman, who headed the Sinaloa cartel, run the risk of having to spend the rest of his life in a us prison if he is found guilty of the charges.
Guzman was one of the world's most wanted narkoforbrydere, when he was apprehended in Mexico and extradited for prosecution in the UNITED states in January 2017.
'El Chapo' - the Stump - arriving here to the UNITED states, after he was provide to the prosecution for the smuggling of large quantities of narcotics as well as killing, intimidation and money laundering. Photo: AP
Prior to the extradition to the UNITED states, it succeeded Guzman to escape from his mexican prison twice.
In the summer of 2015, he had the good fortune to escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico through a long tunnel that led up to his cell. The escape happened just a few weeks after the UNITED states's demands for extradition.
however, He was arrested by mexican special forces six months later.
In 2001 he managed to escape from a prison by hiding in a cart with laundry. After 13 years on the run he was arrested in 2014.