Mexico asks Kate del Castillo to divulge Chapo financing of her tequila venture

In this March 24, 2013 file photo, Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo attends a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race in Fontana (AP)
In this March 24, 2013 file photo, Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo attends a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race in Fontana (AP)

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Mexican prosecutors have formally asked actress Kate del Castillo to testify on her links with drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, authorities said Monday.

The US-Mexican star has come under scrutiny since it was revealed last week that she exchanged affectionate text messages with Guzman and brokered a meeting between the Sinaloa drug cartel honcho and US actor Sean Penn.

El Universal published on Monday alleged text messages between Del Castillo and Guzman’s attorney, Andres Granados, in which they appeared to discuss the possibility of the drug lord investing in her tequila company, Honor Del Castillo.

Mexican law considers financial transactions with illegally-acquired funds as constituting money laundering.

The US Treasury Department forbids American citizens and companies from conducting financial transactions with designated drug suspects.

Del Castillo, 43, who is famous for her role as a drug lord in the TV show “Queen of the South,” wrote on Twitter last week that the reports about her “aren’t truthful.”

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