Edgar Galavan, a witness in the drug lord's trial, said this Monday that hitman Antonio "Jaguar" Marrufo had a special murder room inside one of El Chapo's homes. The chamber was soundproof and had a "drainage outlet" on the floor for quick cleanups.
"He took me once to a house, where the floor was just white, tiled," Galavan, 41, told the Brooklyn courtroom. "That's where he killed people."
"In that house, no one comes out," the cartel snitch added.
Galavan said he got involved with El Chapo — whose real name is Joaquin Guzman — when he became "party" friends with Marrufo after meeting him in 2007. At the time, Galavan was a simple cab driver but quickly began doing favors for the hitman such as transporting guns around El Paso, Texas.
Marrufo controlled the Mexican city of Juarez for El Chapo's Sinaloa Cartel and had Galavan cross guns over the U.S. boarder to Mexico for him. Marrufo would then "kill all the people" so the cartel boss could take control of the area.
While Galavan helped Marrufo set up and obtain guns for his murder sprees, the snitch told the court that he never pulled the trigger himself.
Now, Antonio Marrufo is being held in a Mexican prison while El Chapo remains in custody in New York City. He's pled not guilty to 17 counts including firearm possession, murder conspiracy, and importation and distribution of cocaine.
Galavan is serving a 24-year prison term on drug and weapons charges.
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