February 4, 2023

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Ex-drug lord in US custody: Mexico wants to investigate “El Chapo” return

Former drug lord in US custody
Mexico wants to consider the return of “El Chapo”.

Former drug lord “El Chapo” has been in US prison for six years. The founder of the Sinaloa cartel appealed to the Mexican government for help because of his imprisonment. President Obrador now wants to address the issue.

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced that he will consider a plea for help from drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, who is in prison in the United States. Above all, this is about human rights, the head of state told reporters on Wednesday. “You always have to keep the door open when it comes to human rights,” he added, referring to El Chapo’s desire to return to Mexico.

The 65-year-old drug lord sent an “SOS” to Mexico’s president through his lawyers on Tuesday about his prison conditions in the United States. “In the six years Joaquin has been in the United States, he hasn’t seen the sun,” said his lawyer, Jose Refugio Rodriguez, from Mexico. It affects the physical and mental health of the inmates. “El Chapo” reportedly wants to serve his sentence in Mexico.

“El Chapo” was the founder of the Mexican drug cartels Sinaloa, who was at times one of the most wanted criminals in the world. In 2019, he was sentenced to life imprisonment by a New York court for drug trafficking, money laundering and weapons offences. He is now in one of America’s most secure prisons in the mountains of Colorado.

In early January, one of the sons of “El Chapo” was arrested in Mexico. Ovidio Guzmán, nicknamed “El Radon” (The Mouse), allegedly helped run his father’s drug business after his father was deported to the United States in 2017. The United States has announced a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest. The arrest in northern Mexico left 29 people dead: 10 military personnel and 19 “outlaws,” according to Defense Minister Luis Crescencio Sandoval.

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