Ovidio Guzman was concisely arrested successful Culiacan successful the bluish authorities of Sinaloa successful 2019.
Ovidio Guzman, 1 of the sons of incarcerated Mexican cause lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, pleaded not blameworthy to U.S. fentanyl trafficking charges connected Monday successful national tribunal successful Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune, 3 days aft his extradition from Mexico.
Guzman, 33, is 1 of El Chapo's 4 sons, known arsenic "Los Chapitos," who inherited their father's trafficking empire aft his condemnation connected U.S. execution and cause charges successful 2019. "El Chapo" Guzman is serving a beingness condemnation successful a maximum-security situation successful Colorado.
U.S. officials said Ovidio Guzman's apprehension and extradition represents a important triumph successful the Biden administration's run to stem the deadly travel of fentanyl crossed the confederate border.
Guzman was concisely arrested successful Culiacan successful the bluish authorities of Sinaloa successful 2019. But President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ordered him released aft hundreds of Sinaloa Cartel gunmen overwhelmed information forces successful the city.
Guzman was captured again successful January aft an aggravated firefight. The U.S. requested his extradition successful February.
Fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic opioid, is responsive for astir 200 American deaths a day, a toll that has strained U.S.-Mexico relations and enactment home unit connected the Biden medication to dilatory the dispersed of the deadly drug.
The Sinaloa Cartel is chiefly liable for manufacturing and exporting fentanyl crossed the border, according to U.S. officials.
In tribunal papers, prosecutors said Ovidio Guzman and his brothers operated a monolithic planetary trafficking cognition that transported drugs to the U.S. utilizing airplanes, submarines, sportfishing boats and obstruction cars and reaped hundreds of millions of dollars successful profits.
The State Department has offered rewards worthy millions of dollars for accusation starring to the seizure of the Guzman brothers.
"El Chapo" Guzman roseate to prominence astatine the helm of the Sinaloa Cartel and added to his infamy by escaping Mexican prisons not erstwhile but twice. He was extradited to the U.S. successful 2017 and convicted successful national tribunal successful Brooklyn.
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