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Mexico wants to talk to actress about 'El Chapo'

Mexico wants to talk to actress about 'El Chapo'
Posted at 8:50 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 13:29:50-05

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have ordered that actress Kate del Castillo be located and presented for questioning about her encounters with cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Two security officials confirm that federal prosecutors issued the order after the movie and telenovela star did not appear at a previous appointment to give a statement. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The officials said Thursday that the order applies only to Mexican territory. Del Castillo is a naturalized U.S. citizen and has lived for years in Los Angeles.

They added that if del Castillo were found to be in Mexico, she would be detained to make a statement as a witness and then released after doing so.