According to a report in Business Insider Australia, which based their take on a piece in the Mexican publication Reforma, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had elective male-enhancement surgery sometime last September or October at a Tijuana-area hospital.
The report states that for the surgery — which took place closely before or after the drug kingpin’s now-notorious meeting with Sean Penn and Mexican TV star Kate del Castillo — El Chapo received a testicular implant to improve blood flow and fix erectile dysfunction.
The report stated Guzman, who escaped from prison back in July, had to leave his compound in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, citing:
“According to sources at the first level in the National Security Commission, [Guzmán] went to Tijuana to receive a aesthetic treatment and undergo a surgery to implant a prosthesis, a procedure that usually requires general anesthetic and an operating room.”
According to the report, authorities also found thousands of pesos worth of injectable testosterone and sexual performance drugs at Guzman’s hideout when he was recaptured last week.