(TheRedWire.com) – One of the world’s most notorious and dangerous drug smugglers is paying for his crimes in a US federal top-security prison. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was convicted on drug charges in 2019 and is serving a life sentence, but his legacy continues in his absence.
On April 2, 2018, the Department of Justice indicted two of the smuggler’s sons, Joaquin “El Chapito” Guzman-Lopez and Ovidio Guzman-Lopez, for conspiring to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine, 500 grams of methamphetamine and 1,000 kilos of marijuana.
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As the leader of the family crime mob, El Chapo ran a powerful criminal organization and drug cartel. Now, four of his sons are running the crime syndicate, making them the newest targets of the US government.
On Thursday, January 13, the federal government released a new wanted poster for El Chapito. In addition to the sign, the Department of State issued a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the drug king’s son.
In December, the Department of Homeland Security offered three $5 million rewards for tips leading to the arrest and/or conviction of three of Joaquin’s brothers involved in the family business.
Federal investigators allege that El Chapito and his brothers oversee 11 laboratories in Sinaloa, Mexico. In December, Mexico President Andre Manuel Lopez said the US government could not enter Mexico to apprehend El Chapo’s sons. He said it’s not up to the United States to stop them; it’s up to Mexico. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the reward should disrupt and deter their global criminal activity.
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