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How twin brothers from Chicago helped take down ‘El Chapo’



Margarito and Pedro Flores, twin brothers from Chicago, Illinois, are credited with helping take down one of the most infamous narco-terrorists in the world, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Their wives, authors of the book “Cartel Wives,”reveal the frightening moment they experienced when their husbands began recording their phone conversations with “El Chapo.” In 2015, the brothers were sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Following is a transcript of the video:

Cartel Wives: We actually had an incident where we were in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and we were out with our husbands and we got kidnapped. All of a sudden we’re — there’s AKs pointed at our heads. We’re — they’re telling us to get down and they’re waving these guns and their masks and I’m terrified. I’m thinking we’re just all going to die right there. They’re just going to have a shooting spree.

When we were able to get out of that situation because Chapo Guzman made a phone call, we actually were able to be released. Now when we experienced what we went through and we sat there, we had a family discussion, and our husbands wanted to take on this risk which was very scary to us when they decided to cooperate with the US government. They were recording, you know, one of the most biggest dangerous narco-terrorists in the world which is Chapo Guzman.

The defining moment was our husbands were the only persons ever to get a recorded conversation on El Chapo. It was a scary moment. I remember us sitting in Olivia’s house and our husbands are, you know, sitting there with their recorder and we have our friends and their associates, you know, over for dinner. And Chapo calls and they just start recording him and we’re sitting here in — mind you, we’re the only ones that know this big secret. What if Chapo knows what if he finds out? You know, he’s picking up, you know, conversations in the airwaves and he’s, you know, he’s looking for, you know, people that are snitching on him every single day.

Once the US government had what they needed we knew our life was going to change. We knew that we were going to have to hide for the rest of our lives and that is like the worst imaginable feeling you can ever have.

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