'El Chapo' Guzmán's capture has been the biggest news of the year in Mexico and already conspiracy theories are sprouting up. Mexican social media ahs been abuzz with a story that the person captured on Saturday morning was not in fact Joaquín Guzmán but rather a stand in, a fake. Nicknamed 'El Chafa' or 'The Fakey', this person supposedly provided nothing more than a carefully planned publicity stunt for the government of Enrique Peña Nieto.

'El Chapo' Guzmán's arrest has caused stirs across Twitter and Facebook. A photo has been making the rounds across both platforms showing the differences between a much earlier confirmed photo of El Chapo and the recent photos of his arrest. Conspiracy theorist point to differences in his ears, a larger nose, a more pronounced jaw line and curly hair on the arrested Chapo as compared to the Chapo from 2001. They also point to a significant difference in height between the photos.

There is no clear evidence to suggest that the man arrested on Saturday morning is not 'El Chapo' Guzmán. Conspiracy theorists will always do what they do best - create conspiracy theories. While there are some slight differences in the appearance of both men, 11 years is a long time and faces can change. Moreover, the comparison is being done between two blurry photos. Yet until a DNA test is done and provided to the public, there will be no ultimate answer as the theorists will not be disuaded.