A son of the infamous drug lord ‘El Chapo’ has been extradited to the United States from Mexico, where he faces a litany of charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering. Ovidio Guzmán López, aged 33 and known as ‘the Mouse,’ is accused of driving the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico into fentanyl production. As Emily’s Hope previously reported, Mexican authorities apprehended him in January, and the U.S. government had requested his extradition.
The Sinaloa cartel was previously under the leadership of Guzmán López’s father, Joaquin Guzman Loera, famously known as ‘El Chapo.’ Guzman Loera was arrested in 2016 and subsequently extradited to the U.S. in 2017. Currently serving a life sentence, he was convicted of being a key figure within the Sinaloa Cartel, a charge that included 26 drug-related violations and one murder conspiracy.
On a separate note, ‘El Chapo’s’ wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, made headlines recently when she was released from federal custody after serving two years in a California halfway house for her involvement in running the Mexican drug cartel. What has caught public attention, however, is her swift return to the social scene.
A video surfaced on Instagram showing Aispuro at a Los Angeles nightclub called El Farallon, where she walked the red carpet surrounded by an entourage, just days after her release.
Meanwhile, three other sons of ‘El Chapo,’ collectively known as the ‘Chapitos,’ are being pursued for their alleged roles in the cartel. Prosecutors contend that the cartel, notorious for employing extreme violence, has been using such tactics to protect and expand its fentanyl operations.