ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

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Mexico: Kate Del Castillo Takes Legal Action Related to 'El Chapo' Case

Mexico: Kate Del Castillo Takes Legal Action Related to 'El Chapo' Case

In the latest twist following El Chapo's arrest, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has filed a petition seeking an injunction against any arrest related to Mexico's investigation of her relationship with detained drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Del Castillo arranged a controversial meeting between the drug boss and actor Sean Penn in October and Guzmán was arrested in a raid in January. Later that month, Mexico's attorney general said officials were investigating possible money laundering involving Guzmán and the actress' tequila business, 'Tequila Honor Del Castillo'.

On Wednesday, an official with the federal judiciary council said that Del Castillo's petition was filed at the end of last week. It is the first time the actress takes legal action in the case related to a possible arrest linked to the case of "El Chapo".

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