Son of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' extradited to United States

A son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was extradited to the United States on Friday, nine months after his arrest in Mexico, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said.

Ovidio Guzman Lopez was in federal custody in Chicago and has been linked to violence and the drug trade, the official said. A joint operation between the DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service led to the extradition.

In a statement Friday night, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland called Guzman a leader of the Sinaloa Cartel — the powerful drug trafficking organization formerly led by Guzman’s father — and […]

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