top of page

Who is Ovidio Guzman?

Ovidio Guzman, also known as Ovidio Lopez Guzman, is the son of infamous drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. He is believed to be a key figure in the Sinaloa cartel, a criminal organization involved in the production, distribution, and sale of illegal drugs, particularly methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana.


The Sinaloa cartel, also known as the Guzman-Loera Organization, is a criminal organization based in Sinaloa, Mexico. It is one of the oldest and most powerful drug cartels in the world, and it is involved in the production, distribution, and sale of a variety of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin.





The cartel is named after the state of Sinaloa, where it was initially based, and it has a presence in numerous countries around the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia.


The Sinaloa cartel was founded by a group of drug traffickers in the 1980s, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who became its leader. Under ElChapo's leadership, the Sinaloa cartel became one of the most powerful and influential criminal organizations in the world, with a vast network of operatives, including corrupt officials and law enforcement officers, who helped it evade authorities and maintain its power.

The Sinaloa cartel is known for its violent tactics, including the use of assassination, torture, and intimidation to maintain control over its territory and eliminate its rivals. It has been involved in numerous violent conflicts with other criminal organizations, as well as with the Mexican government, which has launched several high-profile campaigns against the cartel in an effort to disrupt its operations. Despite these efforts, the Sinaloa cartel remains a significant player in the global drug trade.

Ovidio Guzman was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and grew up in the drug trade. He is the younger brother of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, both of whom are also believed to be involved in the Sinaloa cartel. Ovidio Guzman is thought to have taken over the day-to-day operations of the cartel after his father, El Chapo, was arrested and extradited to the United States in 2017.


Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is known for his two escapes from prison in Mexico. The first escape occurred in 2001, when he reportedly bribed prison guards and tunneled his way out of the maximum-security facility where he was being held. He remained at large for more than a decade before being recaptured in February 2014.

El Chapo's second escape from prison took place in July 2015, when he escaped from the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary, a high-security prison located about 50 miles west of Mexico City. This time, he made his escape through a mile-long tunnel that had been built specifically for him and equipped with ventilation, lighting, and a motorcycle on rails. The tunnel led from the shower area of his cell to a house under construction outside the prison walls.

El Chapo was on the run for several months before being recaptured in January 2016. He was extradited to the United States in 2017 and was sentenced to life in prison in 2019.

In October 2019, Ovidio Guzman was arrested by the Mexican authorities in Culiacan, Sinaloa. However, the arrest sparked violent clashes between the Mexican security forces and cartel members, and Ovidio Guzman was eventually released in order to avoid further bloodshed.

Despite his arrest, Ovidio Guzman is believed to continue to play a significant role in the Sinaloa cartel and the illegal drug trade in Mexico. His father, El Chapo, was sentenced to life in prison in the United States in 2019, but the Sinaloa cartel remains one of the most powerful and influential criminal organizations in the world.

8 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comentários


bottom of page