kateMexican prosecutors have issued an order to locate and question Kate del Castillo over her links with the imprisoned drug baron, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

She set up a meeting in October between Hollywood star Sean Penn and El Chapo, who was on the run at the time.

Prosecutors say she may have received money from El Chapo to launch her tequila business last year.
She denies any wrongdoing.

Kate, who also has American citizenship, was called in for questioning shortly after Guzman’s arrest.

But she failed to turn up at the Mexican embassy in Los Angeles, where she lives.

The new order is valid in Mexican territory only. If she returns to her native country, she will be detained and questioned as a witness.

Her lawyer in the US, Harland Braun, has said that Ms Del Castillo is prepared to talk to the authorities “if we receive proper information and credentials. She’s not hiding anything. There’s no problem locating her. Everyone knows she has lawyers, publicists, agents.” Mr Braun told AP news agency.

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