Ovidio Guzmán, son of the infamous El Chapo Guzman. Photo: SeGob.gob.mx


Mexico intends to comply with a U.S. warrant for the arrest and extradition of Ovidio Guzmán López, a son of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Monday, Oct. 21.

Asked whether Mexican authorities are still determined to capture the younger Guzmán, a member of the world’s largest drug-trafficking organization Sinaloa Cartel, after failing to detain him last week, López Obrador said: “Of course … as long as the population is not put in danger.”

In a failed attempt to arrest the younger Guzmán on Thursday, Oct. 17, Mexico’s military was forced to release him after capturing him in the northwestern city of Culiacán because cartel members responded by rampaging through the streets, firing military-grade weapons.

Eight people were killed and 16 were injured in the operation, which was called off to save civilian and military lives, AMLO said.

The United States issued an extradition request for the younger Guzman, 29, in 2018.

Lopez Obrador said his administration will continue to combat crime by alleviating poverty, creating jobs and promoting education.

El Chapo, the former head of Sinaloa Cartel, is serving a life sentence at a U.S. prison.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.