El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzman Lopez is extradited from Mexico to Chicago to face charges of smuggling huge quantities of meth and fentanyl to US

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Drug lord El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzman Lopez has been extradited from Mexico to the US to face drug charges.

 

Lopez was flown to Chicago on Friday, September 15, where he’ll face charges of smuggling huge quantities of meth and fentanyl across the border and into the United States.

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The drug lord – who is the son of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman – is now in US custody ahead of trial, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced.

 

Garland said: ‘This action is the most recent step in the Justice Department´s effort to attack every aspect of the cartel´s operations.’

 

The Mexican government did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

 

Mexican security forces captured Guzmán López, alias ‘the Mouse,’ in January in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, the cartel´s namesake.

 

Three years earlier, the government had tried to capture him but aborted the operation after his cartel allies set off a wave of violence in Culiacan.

January´s arrest set off similar violence that…



Source: Linda Ikeji