A satirist told the Daily Mail online a letter claiming that the world's most powerful drug trafficker was threatening to kill the head of ISIS was a hoax.
"My men will destroy you. The world is not yours to dictate. I pity the next son of a whore that tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa Cartel. I will have their heart and tongue torn from them. It looks like it's on," the letter by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman allegedly said.
But writer Steve Charnock said made up the story, which was picked up by the website Cartel Blog, which called the threat "legitimate."
“We just thought it would be funny,” he told the Daily News Friday. “But I guess we made some of the quotes just a little too real.”
Guzman was said to have sent a harshly-worded warning via email to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi about messing with the cartel's business.