Ovidio Guzmán-López, a son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, has been extradited to the United States on drug trafficking charges.
Guzmán-López was arrested in January in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa. He is suspected of leading the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, which his father founded. In addition to drug trafficking, Guzmán-López is also accused of having ordered the murder of a singer who had refused to perform at his wedding.
The extradition comes days after his father’s wife, Emma Coronel, was released from jail in the U.S. after being sentenced in November 2021 on drug trafficking charges.
This development marks a significant step in the ongoing fight against drug trafficking. As the son of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords, Guzmán-López’s extradition to face charges in the U.S. sends a strong message about the international commitment to combating the global drug trade.