Gotcha: Blogger’s tale of cartel kingpin ‘El Chapo’ threatening ISIS is a HOAX

Gotcha: Blogger’s tale of cartel kingpin ‘El Chapo’ threatening ISIS is a HOAX

[Ed. – Saw this all over the boards the last two days…something told me not to run with it.  Better lucky than good, I guess.]

An email supposedly written by Mexican cartel leader El Chapo, saying he would destroy ISIS, has been revealed as a hoax.

It was reported that Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán had ‘declared war’ on the terrorists in an encrypted correspondence to their leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, in response to one of his ‘shipments’ of cocaine being destroyed.

The story featured on cartelblog.com – a website dedicated to reporting the war on drugs – before being picked up a number of mainstream international news outlets and quickly going viral.

But a writer and satirist told Daily Mail Online that he was the source of the story and that it was a work of pure fiction.

Steve Charnock, who works for Thug Life Videos, says he published the fictional story on November 30.

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