May 30, 2023

El Chapo’s Son Busted by Mexican Authorities

Mexican safety forces captured Ovidio Guzman, an alleged drug trafficker needed by the United States and one of many sons of infamous drug lord ‘El Chapo‘.

On Thursday, Protection Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval mentioned Military and Nationwide Guard personnel had arrested Guzman in an operation that set off gunfights and roadblocks throughout the western state’s capital.

Sandoval recognized him solely as Ovidio on account of authorities coverage. Guzman had not been certainly one of El Chapo’s better-known sons till an aborted operation to seize him three years in the past. That try equally set off violence in Culiacan, finally main President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to order the navy to let him go.

Iván Archivaldo Guzmán and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán are often known as “Los Chapitos,” or “the little Chapos,” and are believed to be working their father’s cartel along with Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.

Throughout Ovidio’s arrest, native and state officers in Sinaloa warned residents to remain inside, suspended native authorities actions, and closed faculties. The Mexican navy closed Culican’s airport on account of an Aeromexico flight being struck by a stray bullet proper earlier than takeoff.

“This morning, a bullet impact was detected in the fuselage of an Embraer 190 plane that was ready to start flight AM165 on the Culiacan-Mexico City route, which was canceled for security reasons,” Aeromexico mentioned in a press release. “The plane never started its takeoff run. After this accident, the company’s protocols were activated and the corresponding authorities were notified, with whom we will coordinate the investigations. Customers and collaborators are safe.”

Guzman was transported by navy plane from Culiacán again to Mexico Metropolis late morning on Thursday. Officers mentioned the operation had been within the works for greater than six months.

The high-profile seize comes just a few days earlier than Lopez Obrador will host U.S. President Joe Biden for bilateral talks adopted by a North American Leaders’ Summit with Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Drug trafficking and immigration are anticipated to be the highest speaking factors through the summit.

Guzmán is allegedly a significant trafficker of fentanyl and different medication to america and has been serving to to steer a now-fractured Sinaloa Cartel since his father’s extradition years in the past.

El Chapo is serving a life sentence within the U.S. after being convicted in 2019 of conducting a seamless felony enterprise, together with large-scale narcotics violations and a homicide conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracies, illegal use of a firearm, and a cash laundering conspiracy.