Mexico: one of sons of famous drug trafficker “El Chapo” was arrested

Ovidio Guzman, alias “El Raton” (the mouse), is considered to be the head of “los menores”, a faction of the Sinaloa cartel founded four decades ago by his father.


Mexican security forces captured one of the sons of the famous drug baron imprisoned in the United States, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Thursday January 5 during an operation in the northwest of the country .

Ovidio Guzman was captured in the city of Culiacan, announced the Secretary of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval. He is accused of directing the “Los Menores faction, linked to the Pacific cartel”, another name of the Sinaloa cartel. The alleged narcottrafigating, 32, was transferred aboard an air force plane to Mexico.

Intense exchanges of shots between the army, the National Guard and armed men followed his arrest in the capital of the State of Sinaloa, and in particular at the airport where the flights were suspended, noted a journalist from the France-Presse agency.

An airliner was hit by a ball for a few moments before takeoff, the Aeromexico company said in a statement, adding that the passengers had then been put in safety.

Several fire also gave off thick smoke, causing panic scenes among the city’s population. Schools have been closed.

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This arrest comes four days before the arrival in Mexico of the American president Joe Biden, for a summit with the Mexican and Canadian leaders. The United States offered five million dollars for the capture of Joaquin’s sons “El Chapo” Guzman.

Ovidio Guzman, alias “El Raton” (the mouse), is considered the chief of “los menores”, a faction of the Sinaloa cartel founded four decades ago by his father, who is currently serving a prison sentence for life in the United States. He is the best known in the clan of “los chapitos” which includes his three other brothers Joaquin Guzman, Ivan Archivaldo and Jesus Alfredo.

The United States Department of State says that he entered the drug trade after the ball death of his brother Edgar, in 2008 in Culiacan. According to American authorities, “El Raton” in hand on several clandestine laboratories which produce between 1,360 and 2,200 kilograms of methamphetamine per month.

These different drugs “are sold to other cartel members and distributors in the United States and Canada”, according to the State Department. 2>

fentanyl traffic

The Sinaloa cartel is considered by the American anti-Drogue agency (DEA) as the main trafficking person in fentanyl, a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin, who caused many deaths by overdose in the United States .

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“other information indicates that Ovidio has ordered the assassination of informants, a drug dealer and a famous singer who refused to sing at his wedding, “adds the report.

In October 2019, Ovidio Guzman had been briefly arrested, then released on President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador’s order after a violent culiacan lifting consecutive to his arrest. The president had justified this criticized decision arguing that a bloodbath had been avoided.

/Media reports cited above.