You might have thought the teenage granddaughter of famous drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán had encountered enough monsters to last a lifetime.
But Frida Sofía Guzmán Muñoz, 18, appeared to be searching for the most famous of all as she sailed on Loch Ness during the Scottish leg of her European holiday.
The aspiring model and singer is having a blast judging by the pictures on her Instagram page as her famous grandfather sits in a Colorado Super Max after being sentenced to life in prison.
Guzmán became one of the most feared people in America as head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Drug Cartel, which once boasted 3,000 murders.
He was jailed in 2015 but managed to make his way to freedom under his shower cell in one of the world’s most daring prison breaks.
Frida Sofía Guzmán Muñoz, 18, enjoying her boat trip on the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland
Meanwhile, his grandfather Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is serving a life sentence plus 30 years.
Even El Chapo could have difficulty escaping the Tower of London
But the 67-year-old was arrested again in Mexico the following year before being extradited to the United States, where he was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years.
Frida reached the final of ‘tiene Talento Mucho Talento’, the Mexican equivalent of America’s Got Talent, in 2022 and posts videos of her performances to her 110,000 followers on Instagram.
His father, Edgar Guzmán López, the drug trafficker’s son, was shot to death by rival drug traffickers in a Mexican parking lot in 2008.
It is unclear who she is on holiday with as she posts her tourist photos of Versailles, Disneyland Paris, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.
And she’s not the only member of El Chapo’s family living high while he sits in the most secure prison in the United States.
Last year his glamorous wife Emma Coronel Aispuro hit the nightclubs of Los Angeles after serving almost two years of a three-year prison sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
The former beauty queen, who married the ruthless drug czar when she was a teenager, was sentenced to three years in prison by a US judge in November 2021.
During her trial, prosecutors and her defense attorneys said Coronel was not involved in the core business of Guzmán’s Sinaloa Cartel, which shipped hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs to the United States.
A brush with royalty at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London
Queen Victoria remains impassive as Frida poses in front of Buckingham Palace
Joining the crowd at Disneyland Paris in her most recent Instagram photo
Next to the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum in the French capital
Braving the cold weather outside Edinburgh Castle in the Scottish capital
Brandishing the Burberry through the streets of Edinburgh with the famous castle in the background
In December, a New York City judge rejected a request by Guzmán to review the 2019 ruling that sentenced him to life in prison.
“This was perhaps the most notorious criminal trial of the decade, and the charges on which the petitioner was convicted could well have resulted in the death penalty had it not been for the conditions of his extradition,” wrote Judge Brian Cogan , of the Eastern District of New York. , in the ruling that dismisses the petition.
Coronel, who helped facilitate Guzmán’s spectacular escape from a Mexican prison in 2015, regularly attended her husband’s trial in New York.
Coronel, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, was able to enter and leave the United States freely until she was arrested at Dulles International Airport outside Washington in February 2021.
Coronel ultimately pleaded guilty to multiple federal drug charges.
They included conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel remains one of the two most powerful criminal organizations in the country, along with its main rival, the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel.
A powerful faction within the Sinaloa cartel is now led by Guzmán’s four sons, one of whom has also been extradited to the United States.
Guzmán’s mother, María Consuelo Loera, died in Sinaloa on December 10, at the age of 94.
Emma Coronel (second right) is starting her life again following her release from federal prison.
Meanwhile, Guzmán is currently in Colorado’s ADX Florence supermax prison, nicknamed the ‘Alcatraz of the Rocky Mountains.’
He has twice escaped from Mexican prisons and is now in the most secure facility in the United States.
At the end of November, the security chief of the Sinaloa Cartel, who was one of its main hitmen, was arrested.
Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, better known as ‘El Nini’, was captured in a walled compound in Culiacán, Mexico.
He was head of security for four of Guzmán’s sons: Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, Joaquín Guzmán López and Ovidio Guzmán López, known as the ‘Chapitos’.
Ovidio was arrested in January 2023 and is currently in Chicago, awaiting trial.