-On Chapo’s birthday in 2008 he received: a camouflage Hummer inscribed with his initials and birth date, some 6-tired Juarez-branded motorcycles and a white armored pickup truck from a lieutenant (Damaso
El Lic)who seven years earlier had helped him escape from a Mexican jail in a laundry cart.
-Alex said Chapo had at least seven hideouts in the mountains around of Culiacán. They were all similar: Simple huts with tinted windows, with electricity powered by generators. They had plasma screen TVs, refrigerators, washer-dryers, and other conveniences.
-Once, Alex Cifuentes tried to wear regular clothes, but he said: "They told me to change because that would be noticeable from above."
-Just before the morning break, Alex started to testify about a movie project that Chapo started working on in 2007.
-This seems to be a different venture than the Kate del Castillo/Sean Penn project.
-Alex Cifuentes lived and worked with Chapo in the mountains, giving us great insight into how they lived in hiding. Chapo employed seven maids (who came to clean on a rotating basis and were expected to stay shush-shush) as well as seven secretaries who kept meticulous notes.
-Alex said he was present when Chapo celebrated his birthday on April 4, 2008. He received several gifts, including a white armored pickup truck from Damaso Lopez, a camouflage Hummer from his sons, plus an ATV and watches. The armored vehicles cost around $150K each.
-Alex said Chapo kept around 50 staff members at the mountain hideouts. That included bodyguards, maids, personal secretaries, "and whichever girlfriend or female was with Don Joaquin."
-The guards received a salary of 20,000 pesos (around $2,000) every 20 days. They were stationed in rings, with the "internal ring" close the perimeter of Chapo's house, the "middle ring" guarding the landing strips and nearby roads, and the "external ring" watching other roads.
-Alex said Chapo always wore camo fatigues, like everyone else in the mountains. Chapo would carry a camo AR-15 equipped with a 40mm grenade launcher, along with his diamond-encrusted .38 Super pistol.
Gerardo Garay Cadena of the Ministry of Public Security was jailed chapos compadre thats why he was in the mountains why do they make it seem like he lived up there???whats next he had a midget serving him drinks and lighting fireworks every step he took.