El Chapo’s six homes to be auctioned off for more than £1million

The homes of ruthless drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, are set to be auctioned off.

El Chapo, who is serving life in a high security prison in Florida had his asserts taken by the Mexican government, including the six homes up for auction.

The properties will be up for sale on November 10 including all of the contents and furniture, with a combined price tag of around $1 million, local media report.

The auctions are being run by the Mexican state-run Institute to Return the Stolen to the People, which was set up to sell off property seized from corrupt officials and gangsters.

The head of the institute Ricardo Rodriguez Vargas, says the money from the auction will be used to buy musical instruments for school bands in the southern State of Oaxaca.

The allocation of the funds has been directed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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All six proporties are located in Culiacan, near his former head quarters in the capital of the northwestern Sinaloa State in Mexico and each come with their own escape tunnel.

The tunnels connect into the city's drainage system, which El Chapo used to evade the police.

He spent more than 10 years on the run after escaping from prison in 2001.

One houses is on Rio Humaya 130 Street , in the neighbourhood of Guadalupewas the scene of a massive police raid in 2014.

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It contains an escape tunnel under the bathtub, accessible via a secret hatch.

A few of the security heightened properties also have metal bars on the windows.

The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel was captured by US and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan.

El Chapo led the Sinaloa Cartel for decades, growing it into one of the largest criminal organisations in the world.

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During his trial in the US it was revealed he made around £11bn over his career trafficking A Class drugs.

In September El Chapo penned a letter to Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) and asked that his spoils be given to the country’s indigenous communities when he dies.

The request was reportedly made during a call between the drug lord and his mother, sister and daughters in August.

Chapo is currently being held in the US Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado, where he will spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement.

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