Son Of Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Pleads Not Responsible To US Trafficking Costs

Son Of Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Pleads Not Guilty To US Trafficking Charges

Ovidio Guzman was briefly arrested in Culiacan within the northern state of Sinaloa in 2019.


Ovidio Guzman, one of many sons of incarcerated Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pleaded not responsible to U.S. fentanyl trafficking fees on Monday in federal court docket in Chicago, in line with the Chicago Tribune, three days after his extradition from Mexico.

Guzman, 33, is one in every of El Chapo’s 4 sons, referred to as “Los Chapitos,” who inherited their father’s trafficking empire after his conviction on U.S. homicide and drug fees in 2019. “El Chapo” Guzman is serving a life sentence in a maximum-security jail in Colorado.

U.S. officers stated Ovidio Guzman’s arrest and extradition represents a major victory within the Biden administration’s marketing campaign to stem the lethal circulate of fentanyl throughout the southern border.

Guzman was briefly arrested in Culiacan within the northern state of Sinaloa in 2019. However President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ordered him launched after a whole bunch of Sinaloa Cartel gunmen overwhelmed safety forces within the metropolis.

Guzman was captured once more in January after an intense firefight. The U.S. requested his extradition in February.

Fentanyl, a extremely addictive artificial opioid, is responsive for practically 200 American deaths a day, a toll that has strained U.S.-Mexico relations and put home stress on the Biden administration to gradual the unfold of the lethal drug.

The Sinaloa Cartel is primarily accountable for manufacturing and exporting fentanyl throughout the border, in line with U.S. officers.

In court docket papers, prosecutors stated Ovidio Guzman and his brothers operated an enormous worldwide trafficking operation that transported medicine to the U.S. utilizing airplanes, submarines, fishing boats and rail vehicles and reaped a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of {dollars} in earnings.

The State Division has supplied rewards value thousands and thousands of {dollars} for data resulting in the seize of the Guzman brothers.

“El Chapo” Guzman rose to prominence on the helm of the Sinaloa Cartel and added to his infamy by escaping Mexican prisons not as soon as however twice. He was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 and convicted in federal court docket in Brooklyn.

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