i Chapa wanted to send someone to keep in touch, he had to bring the piece of the bill, he said. That would be the password to know that she was a person sent by him. Aldana took a taxi and returned to La Casita. Before arriving, at a nearby pharmacy, he called Chapa by phone, as Chapa himself had requested by sending a message via skytel. Chapa told him to check well if there was no one to open it. There was no one, Chapa opened it, Aldana knew then that they were going to see someone at the Sanborn’s in Perisur. Chapa would be in the trunk and the custodian driving, for which they removed the rear seats, so that Chapa could get out from inside the car. They left shortly after nine, Aldana driving and Chapa “asking me if they were following him.” At the height of Bosque de Tlalpan, Chapa got out of the trunk, but remained crouched in the back seat, heading for Sanborn’s. Upon arrival, he ordered Aldana to leave the keys in the car and start the vehicle, “and take one of the taxis on site.”
The next day, January 31, 1997, when recalling the orders of Chapa Bezanilla, that if something happened to him, he should hand over the documents that were in the safe number 384 to Ramón Alberto Garza of the newspaper Reforma, the custodian wanted to verify the existence of the same to, if necessary, comply with that order; But when he opened the safe, at approximately 9:30 in the morning, as shown in the bank’s records, he verified that the safe was empty.
Chapa’s flight from the country and his return is one more of his mysteries. In the ministerial proceedings there is evidence of how Pablo Chapa Bezanilla, disguised with a beard, mustaches, glasses and a cap, escaped the persecution against himself that caused the fabrication of him. Within a few months, Clousseau was discovered and apprehended in Madrid. He was transferred from Carabanchel prison to Soto del Real on May 21 and confined in module 7, as a “second degree prisoner”. He chose to evade the trial and in October 1997 he decided to agree to return to the country voluntarily.
In prison, Chapa was entitled to a weekly visit of forty minutes. On Saturday, May 31, she received a visit from her wife, María Elena Martínez, in prison, who, in despair, told her husband of the financial difficulties that she and her family were experiencing.