And you think your boss is a hard ass.
Jurors seated on the drug trafficking trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman heard Tuesday about how he had a longtime underling whacked in 2011 — because he caught the guy playing hooky.
Juan “Juancho” Guzman made the mistake of telling the cartel boss he was out of town, only to be spotted soon after at a “public park” in Culican, Mexico, according to former Sinaloa cartel capo Damaso Lopez Nunez.
“My compadre became angry, because he had lied to him,” said Lopez, referencing the drug lord and Juancho, who are not related.
Lopez said the kingpin ordered his lying lackey to be picked up and interrogated in Dec. 2011, and then told an assassin to kill Juancho, who also went by the nickname “Virgo.”
“[Chapo] ordered [the assassin] to take [Juancho] toward Culican, to kill him, and to leave him on the outskirts of Culican,” Lopez testified — adding that his boss also ordered the slaying of Guzman’s secretary just because he was with him.
“They both have to suffer the same fate,” Chapo seethed at the time.
Lopez said both men were killed.
Jurors last week heard testimony from Chapo’s mistress, imprisoned Mexican lawmaker Lucero Sanchez Lopez, saying she recalled sitting at the table with the cartel head when a secretary came in to relay that Juancho was dead.
“He turned around and looked at me in a slow demeanor and then he said something I did not like,” she testified Thursday.
“He said from that point on, whoever betrayed him, they would die. Whether they were family or women, they were going to die.”
Guzman has pleaded “not guilty” to a 17-count indictment including charges of drug trafficking and conspiracy.