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Heir to the narco: Ovidio Guzmán López, ‘El Ratón’

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  • The son of El Chapo Guzman.
  • He is known as ‘El Ratón’ (The Mouse) or ‘El Gato Negro’ (The Black Cat).
  • Ovidio Guzmán López is wanted by the law.

Ovidio Guzmán López, ‘El Ratón’, is one of the children of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, ‘El Chapo‘, and his second wife, Griselda López Pérez. El Chapo is the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, which is considered one of the main exporters of synthetic drugs to the United States.

El Ratón is also known as the king of methamphetamines for his ability to market «the new era of drugs» to Mexico, the United States and the world. Well, without a doubt, the legacy of strategy and leadership is part of being the son of El Chapo.

El Ratón: Ovidio Guzmán López

Ovidio Guzmán López 'The Mouse'
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Passionate about horses and cockfighting, El Ratón is one of the ten children of the legendary capo Joaquín Guzmán Loera. He has a reputation as an impetuous young man, who is excessively violent and without much of his father’s talent.

Although he is a fugitive from the law, according to relatives he doesn’t like to fly under the radar. Just like his father, he enjoys the good company of beautiful women, alcohol, weapons and great parties with his friends.

El Ratón’s parents

The family of 'The mouse'
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His mother, Griselda López Pérez, was arrested in May 2010, on charges that directly implicate her in illicit activities of the Sinaloa Cartel, of which her ex-husband Joaquín Guzmán Loera was the leader. Griselda is currently free.

Some consider him his father’s favorite, among the four women and six men who make up the total of children recognized by El Chapo, and the result of his three marriages. His personality makes him undoubtedly one of the most notorious of Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s sons.

El Ratón’s siblings

Brothers of 'The Mouse'
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After the extradition of his father in 2017, Ovidio together with his siblings Joaquín, Griselda and Edgar (now deceased) have tried to fill El Chapo’s shoes. Together with their half siblings ‘Los Chapitos’, Ovidio and Joaquín joined forces to take over the role that their father had in the Sinaloa Cartel.

Ovidio Guzmán López  and his brother Joaquín are wanted by the United States Department of Justice for the distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana in Mexico and other parts of the world for importation into the United States.

The law is after El Chapo’s son

Son of 'El Chapo'

PHOTO: Twitter

Ovidio Guzmán López was part of an investigation folder generated on October 7, 2019 by the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic. He was wanted for the crimes of organized crime, arms stockpiling and trafficking, kidnapping and crimes against health.

In the same way, the Secretary of Defense (SEDENA) was involved in the development of a strategy to apprehend El Chapo’s son, since the strong wave of drug trafficking attributed to him did not seem to have an end in sight.

Failed capture of Ovidio Guzmán

Failed capture of Ovidio Guzmán López 'El Mouse'
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An operation was carried out just 10 days after the start of the investigation folder on El Chapo’s son. The strategy to capture him was canceled by the president of Mexico himself, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, as the consequences of arresting El Ratón had repercussions on the security of Culiacán, Sinaloa.

While this careful operation was taking place, in the capital of Sinaloa, a large number of armed men belonging to the Sinaloa Cartel set fire to vehicles and establishments, blocked major streets in the city, and carried out direct attacks on soldiers’ homes.

El Chapo’s son have a singer killed?

The son of 'El Chapo' had a singer killed
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Ovidio Guzmán’s fiancee, Adriana Meza, was involved in a great controversy with her future husband. Among various other accusations, they were blamed for the death of at least six singers on the orders of El Chapo’s son.

The alleged reason was that the murdered singers refused, or ignored, an offer to be part of the extensive list of musicians that the young couple wanted to perform on their wedding day. The beautiful Adriana Meza had already been involved in illicit activities, in 2021 she was found hiding bags of cocaine in her underwear. She was arrested and checked by the authorities, she’s currently free.

The United States offers a reward for Ovidio and his brothers

The United States offers a millionaire reward
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The United States government is offering a reward of $5 million for anyone who provides information or any clues that could lead to the arrest of four of El Chapo’s children who are considered to be high-ranking members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

This news caused an uproar in the Mexican government, especially on the part of President Andres Manuel López Obrador himself, who carefully pointed out that this should not be considered a priority for the United States and the Mexican government would be in charge of it. So far there is no statement on this subject by Mexico or the United States.

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