What is known about Ovidio Guzmán and his extradition to the US

What is known about Ovidio Guzmán and his extradition to
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Ovidio Guzmán López los Chapitos qualiacanazo Sedena (Illustration: Infobae/Jesús Avilés)

This Friday, September 15, 2023, during the national holidays in Mexico, Ovidio Guzmán López, son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. The criminal, also known as The mousewas captured on January 5 thanks to a violent operation in a town called Jesús María, in Sinaloa.

The attorney general of the United States, Merrick B. Garlandconfirmed Guzmán's extradition with a statement highlighting the cooperation between US and Mexican authorities:

“The fight against the cartels has involved incredible courage on the part of U.S. law enforcement and Mexican military and law enforcement service members, many of whom have given their lives in the pursuit of justice.” ”. Later, the White House also commented on the matter.

(CEPROPIE via AP Archive)
(CEPROPIE via AP Archive)

The drug trafficker was taken from the prison Plateau in the State of Mexico around 11 in the morning, taken to the Toluca International Airport in a helicopter from the Attorney General's Office of the Republic. There is talk of an operation that lasted less than 40 minutes.

Later, transferred to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, USA. El Ratón traveled on a plane owned by the Attorney General's Office, a vehicle that, in May 2016, also took his father, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, to the United States. American media such as ABC News and NBC News reported that The mouse Is currently in Chicago, Illinoiswhere an investigation is open.

Ovidio Guzman has a charge for drug trafficking issued by the Washington Court, since the Sinaloa Cartel is accused of the production of the fentanyl. In the same way, The mouse He is accused of crimes against health, trafficking of substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana; carrying a firearm and inciting crime, in addition to bribing officials and carrying out murders and kidnappings.

Once the news was confirmed in the media, the Ministry of Public Security and Municipal Transit of Culiacán, Sinaloa, announced that, due to the situation of El Chapo's son, some streets and avenues would be closed. Likewise, an operation was activated to guarantee the safety of those attending the Government Palace, where the Cry of Independence will be given to celebrate the national holidays.

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