Mexican comedian Sergio Verduzco, better known as Platanito, spoke about the recent accusations against him for allegedly having been related to the drug trafficker Édgar Valdez Villarreal, alias “La Barbie”.
After the publication of the book Emma and the other narco ladies, Written by journalist Anabel Hernández, the renowned comedian and presenter was linked to members of some Mexican cartels.
Faced with these accusations, Platanito broke the silence during his visit to the International Book Fair in Guadalajara (FIL) and explained what happened to his alleged link with drug trafficking.
“They narrate that I attended a party of Barbie, but well, yes, indeed I think it was, “confessed the comedian.
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However, he assured that the artists do not ask what the people who hire them do, a situation that occurred in their alleged participation in a party of the Mexican drug trafficker.
“A very wise friend told me: ‘when you go to the stationery store, you come and they ask you: what do you do or can’t I give you your copies?’ .
To finish, Verduzco referred to Anabel Hernández, writer of the book Emma and the other narco ladies‘, and mentioned that despite not knowing her, he knows about her great journalistic work.
“I don’t know her but I have heard from her that she is a great journalist. I send you a big kiss and thanks for mentioning me. If he later mentions me in other quieter things, “Platanito concluded.
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Édgar Valdez Villarreal, better known as Barbie, was arrested on August 30, 2010 by elements of the defunct Federal Police of Mexico.
Barbie He is accused of drug trafficking and homicide in Mexican territory; Likewise, he is required by the US justice for three processes for drug distribution.
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For his part, Platanito is promoting his show Heavy Tour which will take place on December 15 at the Galerías Theater in Guadalajara.
This show will be the return of the comedian to the stage, after being absent for more than a year due to the pandemic and his contagion of covid-19, which almost cost him his life.