Former DEA special agent, Derek S. Maltz, released a photograph of Ovidio Guzmán López on his transfer from Mexico to the United States and wished him to enjoy the reunion with his father, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Ironically, the former official shared on networks the image of Ovidio, who is seen handcuffed and wearing a prisoner’s uniform aboard the aircraft that took him to North American territory.
“Ovidio Guzmán, WELCOME TO AMERICA and enjoy the family reunion with your father El CHAPO in maximum federal prison (sic),” published in X who was director of operations of the US Drug Control Administration (DEA) for almost 10 years.
In the photo, Ovidio faces the camera, wears glasses, is shaved, with short hair and inmate clothing, marked with the number 5684. A chain surrounds his waist, typical of highly dangerous convicts.
He was seated next to the window of the jet and behind him there is a screen that monitors the journey, whose map shows areas surrounding Chicago.
Maltz celebrated the sending of the member of “Los Chapitos”, however he said that deaths from drug overdoses in the United States were more than 100,000 between April 2022 and the same month of this year, so efforts must be increased to stop production in Mexico.
“A positive development with this extradition, but note that the CDC released the latest drug death figures for the 12 months ending April 2023: 111,355. Production capacities still need to be shut down in (Mexico) “he added with emojis of the Mexican flag.
Yesterday morning, Ovidio was released from the Altiplano Prison by elements of Interpol Mexico and transferred to Toluca Airport in an FGR helicopter, where, after noon, he was handed over to US authorities who took him to Chicago.
According to The New York Times, Ovidio Guzmán is expected to appear in federal District Court in Chicago on Monday. He would be represented by Jeffrey Lichtman, a lawyer who also represented his father.
His shipment to the US in record time (eight months after his arrest, on January 5) is due to the fact that he did not file any legal recourse to prevent it.
Although in the Court of the Southern District of New York he faces six charges (including money laundering, conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and possession of weapons) they decided to prosecute him in Illinois, where he is still accused with his brothers: Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar “El Chapito”; Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, “El Alfredillo”; and Joaquín Guzmán López, “El Güero Moreno.”