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Mexican actress seeks injunction in possible "El Chapo" case

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has filed a court petition seeking an injunction against any arrest related to Mexico's investigation of her relationship with detained drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Del Castillo arranged a meeting between the drug boss and actor Sean Penn in October.

In January, Mexico's attorney general said officials are investigating possible money laundering involving Guzman and the actress' tequila business.

On Wednesday, an official of the federal judiciary council confirmed del Castillo's petition had been filed, but said a judge told the actress' lawyers to specify more clearly the grounds on which they were seeking the injunction. The official could not be quoted by name under judicial policy.

Del Castillo's representatives have not responded to repeated requests for comment.

Last week, a handful of fans devoted held signs outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles, showing their for del Castillo, reported CBS Los Angeles.

Ricardo Manjarrez, an entertainment correspondent for Mexican network TV Azteca told CBS Los Angeles that many in Mexico believe del Castillo is being unfairly targeted.

"That's what people say, that the Mexican government hates that Kate del Castillo found El Chapo first," Manjarrez said.

Outside the consulate on Monday, fan Miguel Lopez, said he's met the actress about 10 times and said he wants her to know she has supporters.

"If we see her, we want to show her our respect, our support, and our love for her," Lopez said.

In addition to being one of Mexico's biggest stars, del Castillo has appeared in several American TV shows, including "Telenovela" and "Jane the Virgin." She hasn't given any interviews since Penn's story was published. Manjarrez said her silence creates the impression that del Castillo is hiding.

"Everybody is looking for her so it makes it more interesting," Manjarrez said.