March 24, 2023

Who is Ovidio Guzmán López? El Chapo’s Son; Bio, Wiki, Family, Siblings, Net Worth, Arrest & Released after Siege, Sinaloa cartel

.Ovidio Guzmán López Bio, Wiki

Ovidio Guzmán López is renown for being the son of one of the most wanted drug dealers in Mexico, El Chapo who was sentenced to life in prison in the US on July 17th, 2019.

According to multiple reports, El Chapo’s son has been taken into custody in the Mexican city of Culiacán … and masked gunmen are now trading fire with Mexican security forces on Early Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

Ovidio Guzmán López Age

He is currently 28 years old as of 2019.

Ovidio Guzmán López Background

Ovidio Guzmán López is one of four children from Chapo’s second marriage. He is named together with his elder brother, Joaquín Guzmán López, in an indictment related to cocaine trafficking released by the US Department of Justice on February 2019.

Chapo Guzmán had two other wives and at least six more children.

Ovidio Guzman Lopez is the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel. Guzman sought to take control of the Sinaloa cartel along with his older brother, Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar after their father was captured and extradited to the United States in 2017.

The Sinaloa Cartel, also known as the Guzmán-Loera Organization, the Pacific Cartel, the Federation and the Blood Alliance, is an international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate established during the late 1980s.

Ovidio Guzmán López Arrest

As per multiple reports, El Chapo’s son has been taken into custody in the Mexican city of Culiacán … and masked gunmen are now trading fire with Mexican security forces on Early Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

According to TMZ, Folks in the city are also sharing terrifying footage of the aftermath of the arrest … men riding around the city with machine guns who are NOT part of the Mexican army.

The Intense fighting involving masked gunmen who threw up burning barricades and traded gunfire with security forces after the arrest of López.

Photos and videos shared on social media showed trucks with mounted heavy machine guns patrolling the city streets. Another clip showed a gunman with an assault rifle shooting at an unknown target against a soundtrack of continuous gunfire.

According to Local reports, at least one of the main roads out of the city towards the port of Mazatlán was blocked by a barricade of burning trucks, while others were closed by the army.

Statement from the Secretariat of Public Security

After hours of raging battles, the security and public protection secretary, Alfonso Durazo, read a written statement confirming the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, one of the infamous drug baron’s lesser-known sons.

Durazo said the arrest took place during a routine patrol of federal forces that came under fire from a house. He said after taking control of the situation they arrested four people, including Chapo’s son.

Durazo also said this prompted groups of criminals to attack the patrols and carry out violent acts around the city. He said these were so serious that in order to safeguard the citizens of Culiacán, the authorities decided to “suspend our actions”. This led to confusion as to whether the young Guzmán was let go.

At the same time, photographs circulated on social media purporting to show Ovidio in detention in a light blue shirt, with what appeared to be religious medallions around his neck.

The Thursday’s shootouts initially prompted rumors that they were triggered by the arrest of Iván Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, another of Chapo’s sons. It’s unclear if he was detained.

Who is El Chapo? Mexican Drug Lord Sentenced to Life in Prison in the US

El Chapo was born on April 4th, 1957). He is a Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international crime syndicate. He is considered to have been the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.

El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison in the U.S. back in July 2019, after being found guilty for engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds, international distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and other drugs and use of firearms.