Ovidio Guzmán López is the son of drug lord Joaqun “El Chapo” Guzmán and his second wife, Griselda López. According to the US Department of the Treasury, it is thought to play an important role in the Sinaloa cartel.
The United States Department of Justice charged Ovidio Guzmán López, along with his brother Joaqun Guzmán López, with conspiracy to distribute drugs to be imported into the United States in February.
Prosecutors allege that between April 2008 and April 2018, the brothers conspired to distribute cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine from Mexico and other countries for importation into the United States.
In July, his father, the powerful Sinaloa cartel’s leader, was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in the United States.
Guzman was convicted in February on ten federal charges, including murder conspiracy, running a continuing criminal enterprise, and other drug-related offenses.
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According to the Department of the Treasury, he was the “most powerful drug trafficker in the world” and his criminal enterprise spanned continents and caused bloodshed throughout Mexico.
Guzmán Loera escaped from a Mexican prison in 2015, riding a motorcycle through a tunnel excavated in his cell at the federal maximum security prison in the Altiplano.
Ray Donovan, the special DEA agent in charge of the 22-agency effort that led to Guzman’s capture, told CNN in February that the Sinaloa cartel still supplies the vast majority of US drug markets.
“In fact, the children of Chapo have now risen to the ranks of the Sinaloa cartel and have taken over the entire Chapo organization,” he claimed.