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The son of “El Chapo” extradited to the United States

Mexico extradited the son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, US authorities announced this Friday, September 15. Arrested in January 2023 during an operation that cost the lives of ten Mexican soldiers and almost twenty criminals, the son of the most famous drug trafficker is accused by the United States of supervising laboratories that produce methamphetamine in the state of Sinaloa, a former bastion of his father who is now serving a life sentence in an American penitentiary.

Published on: 09/16/2023 – 13:49

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This extradition demonstrates the importance of cooperation between the US and Mexican governments to stop drug trafficking »: in his press release announcing the extradition d’Ovidio Guzman LopezThe US Department of Homeland Security details the reasons why the US justice system requested it: drug trafficking, money laundering, as well as violent crimes.

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bloody operation

This son of “El Chapo” is considered the leader of the “Menores”, a faction of the Sinaloa cartel led by his father. Nicknamed “El Chapito”, he made the news during the visit of the American president to Mexico, since, a few days before the arrival of Joe Biden, his clan had faced Mexican soldiers during a very bloody operation that left ten dead in the ranks. of the army and nineteen other people in the camp of this poster. An operation that, however, allowed him to be captured.

Five million dollar reward

US authorities had previously offered a $5 million reward for his arrest, proof of his importance. His brother Joaquín Guzmán López is also wanted by US justice. This extradition demonstrates those who doubted the commitment of the DEA, the US anti-drug agency, in its war against the Sinaloa cartel, a cartel that he accuses of being the main actor in drug trafficking. Fentanyla very powerful opioid painkiller that is wreaking havoc in the United States.

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