Son of El Chapo Extradited to US to Face Drug Trafficking Charges

Five months after the federal government filed broad allegations against four of Sinaloa leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera’s children, charging the so-called “Chapitos” with controlling their father’s cartel through ruthless brutality, El Chapos son has been deported to Chicago.

A law enforcement source claims that Ovidio Guzman Lopez, who had been extradited from Mexico, landed in Chicago on Friday.

He was one of four “El Chapo” sons accused as part of a larger Justice Department effort to combat what Attorney General Merrick Garland at the time referred to as “the largest, most violent and most prolific fentanyl-trafficking operation in the world — run by the Sinaloa Cartel and fueled by Chinese precursor chemical and pharmaceutical companies.”

Jesus Alfredo Guzman and Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar have also been charged.

Guns seized from El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel
Guns seized from El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel

The “Chapitos” were charged in at least four homicides in Chicago. According to the report, the brothers took part in the Battle of Culiacan, where 700 armed members of the Sinaloa Cartel attacked military and government objectives on October 17, 2019, preventing the apprehension of Ovidio Guzman Lopez. 13 fatalities are at least.

The “Chapitos” allegedly used planes, submarines, boats, and other means of transportation to transport drugs from Central and South American and other countries to Mexico, where they were then smuggled into the United States through tunnels, rail carriages, and cars.

In the Chicago case, it is alleged that they sold and distributed marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin all throughout the city. The brothers were also named in several New York charges as fentanyl smugglers.

More to follow as information comes out. 

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