You will read details about El Chapo son arrest by the Mexican police. On Friday, a federal judge in Mexico City blocked the extradition of Ovidio Guzman, the suspected drug cartel boss and son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, to the United States. His arrest the day before followed a massive operation in northern Mexico that resulted in the deaths of 29 people.
The United States is offering up to $5 million for information leading to the detention of Guzman, whom they describe as a top member of the Sinaloa Cartel in exchange for his extradition on drug trafficking charges. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that the United States has issued an arrest warrant for Guzman, but he added that the possible extradition of Guzman will not happen immediately owing to legal requirements.
Also, he mentioned that Guzman is currently facing legal action in Mexico. After a hearing at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison where Guzman is being kept, another federal court reportedly ordered him to remain in preventive detention for 60 days for the purpose of extradition.
El Chapo Guzman, the father of Guzman escaped from the Altiplano prison on July 11, 2015 via a mile-long tunnel equipped with a motorcycle on tracks. Four years later, he was apprehended and convicted on ten counts in the United States including narcotics trafficking, firearms offenses and running a continuous criminal enterprise. He received a forfeiture order for $12.6 billion and a life sentence plus 30 years.
Earlier this year, in October federal officials arrested Ovidio Guzman but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ordered his release to prevent further violence. This newest arrest of his occurs just days before North American Leaders Summit attendees including Vice President Joe Biden of the United States and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, arrive in Mexico City.
Capturing Guzman might be a way for Lopez Obrador to demonstrate to the United States that he is in control of the armed forces and Mexico’s security situation. Gladys McCormick, an associate professor at Syracuse University who specializes in Mexico-US relations, said in an email.
It also defuses the authority behind any ask from the Biden administration to prevent the stream of fentanyl and other narcotics across the border, she said. Lopez Obrador said at a news conference on Friday that the arrest of Guzman was not related to Biden’s visit and that Mexican officials had acted independently. The Mexican president has declared, About interpretations, there are a lot of them, we do not share them, we operated with liberty.
Why Did The Minister Say Jail Security Has Been Stepped Up?
Culiacan descended into the mayhem on Thursday after Guzman’s arrest. Authorities urged residents to seek safety as fighting broke out in multiple locations. Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval stated on Friday that the arrest was the outcome of a lengthy operation involving 200 special soldiers. Officials warned residents to stay inside as violence broke out between cartel members in several neighborhoods.
After the arrest of Guzman and 21 others, deadly confrontations broke out in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, killing at least 19 suspected gang members and 10 military personnel. There were no recorded injuries or deaths among civilians. Since Guzman’s arrest, the minister said, jail security at Altiplano has been stepped up. The President reported later on Friday that the situation in the city had calmed down and that road-clearing efforts were underway.
Throughout Culiacan, all routes that had been blocked have been unblocked and Lopez Obrador has stated that efforts are being made to remove automobiles parked on the streets. Located in the state of Sinaloa, the Sinaloa Cartel, of which “El Chapo” was the boss is one of the most powerful narcotics trafficking groups in the world.
After the death of their other brother, Edgar Guzman-Lopez, Guzman and his brother Joaqun Guzman-Lopez acquired a substantial deal of the narcotics revenues, according to a report published by the US Department of State. They began pouring massive sums of cash into the acquisition of narcotics in Mexico and Colombia mostly marijuana in the former and cocaine in the latter.
As they experimented with methamphetamine manufacture, they also began acquiring substantial quantities of ephedrine from Argentina and arranging for the importation of the product into Mexico,” the State Department claimed. The State Department claims that the brothers are in charge of around 11 methamphetamine labs in the state of Sinaloa.
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