Ovidio Guzman Lopez, one of the sons of drug lord Joaquin Guzman, nicknamed "El Chapo" in Mexico, was reportedly handed over to the US.

In his statement, Attorney General Merrick Garland thanked Mexico for its support in the extradition of Guzman, saying, "This is the latest step in the Justice Department's full range of operations against the Sinaloa cartel. We will continue our efforts to hold those who harm society accountable to justice."

According to Washington, Sinaloa, one of the most powerful cartels in the world, is responsible for the spread and use of fentanyl in the US. Since December 2021, the US has offered a $5 million reward for Guzman's capture and put pressure on Mexico to do the same.


Ovidio Guzman, 28, one of the prominent leaders of the Sinaloa gang, one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the US, was detained in an operation in the city of Culiacan in northern Mexico on January 5. Members of the Sinaloa gang, who blocked main roads with barricades and set fire to vehicles, clashed with security forces, killing 10 soldiers and injuring 35 others.

In the operations of the army, 19 gang members were killed and 21 people were detained. Near Culiacan International Airport, 2 bullets from the guns of the gang members who clashed with the armed forces hit the commercial airplane and the passengers experienced great fear.

Joaquin Guzman, nicknamed "El Chapo", was sentenced to life imprisonment in July in a trial in the US state of New York. Joaquin Guzman, who escaped from two high-security prisons in Mexico in 2001 and 2015, was last captured in January 2016 and extradited to the US.