Mexican actress asks injunction in possible drug lord case

AP News
Posted: Feb 03, 2016 4:29 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has filed a court petition seeking an injunction against any arrest related to Mexico's investigation of her relationship with detained drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Del Castillo arranged a meeting between the drug boss and actor Sean Penn in October.

In January, Mexico's attorney general said officials are investigating possible money laundering involving Guzman and the actress' tequila business.

On Wednesday, an official of the federal judiciary council confirmed del Castillo's petition had been filed, but said a judge told the actress' lawyers to specify more clearly the grounds on which they were seeking the injunction. The official could not be quoted by name under judicial policy.

Del Castillo's representatives have not responded to repeated requests for comment.