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U.S. makes extradition request for recently arrested son of El Chapo

Mexico City, Mexico — The United States has formalized, before the Mexican Government, the request for the extradition of Ovidio Guzmán. He is the eldest son of drug lord Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

The petition has been sent to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) before the March 5 deadline set by a Mexican judge for the U.S. to present the extradition petition.

Guzmán, 32, who was arrested January 5, remains in the Almoloya prison in the State of Mexico. In the U.S., Guzmán could face charges of criminal association and drug charges for the distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

The request, which contains the file with the information and evidence collected by the Department of Justice, will be turned over to Judge Gregorio Salazar Hernández of the Almoloya Criminal Justice Center.