Monday, January 9, 2023

Mexico busts Ovidio Guzman, son of El Chapo - update

A federal judge in Mexico City granted a stay halting extradition proceedings against Ovidio Guzmán. At a hearing held in Altiplano prison in México state on Friday afternoon, Guzmán was officially remanded to pretrial detention and the judge granted the U.S. 60 days to file documentation on the charges he will face if extradited. It could be a long time before Guzman touches US soil and is caged at Florence Admax like his father. Biden is in Mexico City. He has a Monday meeting with Mexican President López Obrador.
The federal government has advised Canadians in Mexico to limit their movements and shelter in place due to violence raging in the western part of the country. Ottawa said the violence is fierce in Culiacan, Mazatlan, Los Mochis and Guasave. Guzman was spirited away to Mexico City. Its said 19 have died thus far.
Mexico has reeled in Ovidio Guzman, son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Ovidio grew in importance after the arrest of his father. He was arrested temporarily by Mexican cops in October 2019. Gunmen started shooting weapons throughout the city, and Ovidio Guzman was released.
Cars were set on fire and residents were carjacked by cartel members in the city of Culiacan in Sinaloa province.
It was an embarrassing setback for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.