Ovidio Guzmán: The US denies the link between the arrest of the son of ‘El Chapo’ and Biden’s trip to Mexico

Ovid Guzmanone of the sons of the famous drug trafficker Joaquín ‘El Chapo’, was arrested at dawn on January 5 after a large police deployment in the city of Culiacán, state of Sinaloa. Ovid, known as ‘The mouse’a nickname that his father would have given him, was taken to the Altiplano prison, the same one where his father was held and later escaped.

The house where he was captured Ovidin the town of Jesús María, about 20 kilometers northwest of Culiacán (state capital), was destroyed after the operation, which left 29 deadtraces of blood, hundreds of casings and just over a dozen armored vehicles with bullet holes.

Who is Ovidio Guzmán and what is he accused of?

Ovid He was one of the little-known heirs of the Sinaloa Cartel until the “culiacanazo”, which occurred on October 17, 2019, an erratic operation of the Government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in which the authorities captured him, but he was later released after acts of terror by organized crime in Culiacán. Ovidio is one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

El ‘Chapo’ Guzmán is serving a life sentence in the United States. Composition: Gerson Cardoso-LR/EFE

Who is Adriana Meza, the alleged wife of Ovidio Guzmán?

Adriana Meza-Torres He has a life away from the media. She is known as “The New Queen of the Sinaloa Cartel” because she is believed to be the wife of Ovidio Guzmán, son of the drug trafficker known as ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.

The Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) reported that it is presumed that this young woman has long-standing ties to drug trafficking, since her father would be Raúl Meza, better known as “M-6”, who died in a shootout in 2007 during the War against Narco in Culiacán.

Ovidio Guzmán: recapture and events in Culiacán

At least 29 people died from the violence unleashed in the Mexican state of Culiacán, Sinaloa (north) after the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Most Wanted in the US.

“Ten soldiers lost their lives in the line of duty in order to guarantee security. The Mexican State will give them funeral honours,” acknowledged President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Fortune of Ovidio Guzmán

In 2009, Forbes magazine listed ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán as one of the richest men in the world. At that time he had in his power about 1 billion dollars. This figure made him stay on the well-known list for four more years. But, in 2013, they decided to remove it from the ranking because they did not know the origin of the money.

After his capture and subsequent life sentence in 2019, experts argued that the capo’s fortune would rise by 12,666 million dollarsmoney that would finally remain in the hands of his children, including Ovid.

Ovidio Guzman Culiacanazo 2023

Is the recapture of Ovidio Guzmán a failure or a success? Photo: Composition LR / W Radio

Which singers did Ovidio Guzmán order to kill?

In a document published by the DEA, Ovidio Guzmán, known as “Ratón”, gave the order to assassinate a “popular Mexican singer”, who would have opposed singing at the celebration of his marriage with Adriana Meza, “Queen of the cartel from Sinaloa’.

Although it is not yet known exactly who it would be, the newspaper La Opinión mentions that between 2019 and 2020 the singers Alex Quintero, Roberto Domínguez Trejo, Néstor Valdez, Julio Verdugo and Luis Mendoza lost their lives, who were murdered with a firearm. fire.

How many children does “Chapo” Guzmán have?

Although it is difficult to define the exact number of heirs that the ‘Chapo’ GuzmanIt is officially known that the drug trafficker has 10 children. In 1997, Guzmán Loera married María Alejandrina. As a result of their relationship, they had four children.

Later, he became the husband of Griselda López, with whom he had four children. After that, he met Emma Coronel, whom he called “the love of his life” and with whom in 2011 he gave birth to twin girls.

Ovidio Guzmán, son of 'El Chapo', was captured last Thursday, January 5

Ovidio Guzmán, son of ‘El Chapo’, was captured last Thursday, January 5. Photo: EFE

What was the influence of Ovidio Guzmán in the Sinaloa cartel?

According to the BBC, some experts point out that of the four sons of ‘El Chapo’ known as Los Chapitos, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán is the one who now has the most influence in the Sinaloa cartel and was the one who would have achieved the release of Ovidio in 2019, in the midst of the first attempt by the Mexican authorities to arrest him.

In addition, the State Department reports on its website that Ovidio and his brother Joaquín perform high-level command and control roles in their own drug trafficking organization, which Mexico’s Secretary of Defense called Los Menores, under the umbrella of the Sinaloa cartel.

With information from EFE and AFP.