DRUGLORD Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s seized properties are to be sold at auction by the Mexican government.
The nine houses, six of them in Sinaloa state where the jailed kingpin’s cartel is based, are expected to fetch £1.3million.
One home, in Sinaloa’s capital Culiacan, was used by Guzman (pictured) after he escaped prison on a custom-built motorbike down a tunnel dug beneath his cell.
All the houses are linked by tunnels that also lead to sewers. The sale is through the Institute to Return Stolen Goods to the People, set up by president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Proceeds will be used to finance children’s bands.
Director Rodriguez Vargas said: ‘This is a good opportunity to buy a property for a good price and with good conditions.’
Boats and jewellery seized from Guzman — serving life without parole in the US — will also go under the hammer.