El Chapo to make one last bid for freedom claiming he’s being ‘tortured’ in jail

The infamous drug kingpin "El Chapo" is due to play his last card in order to try and obtain his freedom.

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the former leader of the dangerous Sinaloa Cartel, will be put before the Supreme Court to make claims of alleged systematic torture in the maximum security prison in which he is being held.

El Chapo will reportedly tell the court that water is being withheld from him and that he is the subject of constant mistreatment from prison staff in the ADX Colorado prison.

The infamous drug boss is also alleging that staff will not let him outside and have denied him care for a toothache.

His lawyer claims that the drug boss has dedicated all of his time to reading as he is not allowed to do anything else.

Marias Colon Miro, for El Chapo, said: "His requests are ignored. He can't have 2 15-minute calls a month. He can't talk to his wife.

"The government claims that they need to keep him under those restrictions because he can pass on a message."

The former drug kingpin allegedly told Miro that he wanted US authorities to improve the conditions in the prison where he is sentenced to spend his life.

Police have arrested a leader of El Chapo's old cartel as well as his network of accomplices, including two female narcos, following a drug's bust in a tourist hot spot.

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The operation led to the arrest of Dani, the lead operator for the Sinaloa Cartel in Tulum, a holiday destination in the Caribbean.

Mexican officers said they also retrieved large packages of marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth and methamphetamine.

Armoured vehicles and firearms were also obtained, reports Borderline Beat.

The State Attorney General's Office confirmed the arrests of Juan "E", alias Dani, in its custody; Jarlinson "G", Jeymmi "C", Regina "Y", Brandon "N", Maria "J" and Luis "S".

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