Mexico City, Mexico — The recently arrested Ovidio Guzmán, the eldest son of El Chapo, is able to remain in Mexico. At least for now. A Mexico City judge has granted an indefinite suspension against his extradition.
However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United States government are continuing with the processing of the extradition process.
The Fifth District Court for Amparo and Federal Trials granted an indefinite suspension to Ovidio Guzmán López, son of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and key operator of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The judge’s resolution does not imply that he cannot be extradited to the United States where he is wanted for fentanyl trafficking, but rather that he must remain in Mexico until the end of the Amparo trial which they are challenging for violations of the extradition process.
While awaiting the final ruling, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United States government can continue to process the extradition. Ovidio Guzmán was arrested January 5 in Sinaloa in an operation by the Armed Forces.