From eating cakes to parties in nightclubs: Ovidio Guzmán’s favorite pastimes in CDMX
After the so-called “Culiacanazo” in 2019 – the day on which Ovid Guzman He was arrested and later released in Culiacán, Sinaloa, by order of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador- the son of Joaquín El Chapo Guzman traveled regularly to Mexico Citywhere he walked freely through the streets of the most exclusive areas of the capital and ate in well-known restaurants.
The day that Ovidio Guzmán was about to be assassinated in a CDMX shopping mall
The son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, in addition to being wanted by federal authorities, was also the target of a group of hit men who had been hired to kill him while he was staying in the country’s capital.
Despite the fact that it was one of the priority objectives of the Mexican Army and the United States authorities offered a 5 million dollar reward For information that led to his arrest, Ovidio chose to move to the country’s capital to protect himself and, at the same time, enjoy some of his favorite pastimes.
After October 17, 2019, “Los Chapitos” -one of the factions of the Sinaloa Cartel- sought a way to settle in CDMX to carry out their criminal activities, because they considered it as an important financial center. The above according to reports from the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) taken up by journalist David Fuentes.
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Ovidio lived near Culiacán, but lived for six months in Mexico City in 2021. Although he was wanted by the authorities, he was walking through the streets of the Roma, La Condesa, Nápoles and Santa Fé neighborhoods, areas that have a variety of services and where people with high purchasing power live.
During his stay in the capital, The mouse -as the son of El Chapo– was guarded 24 hours a day by bodyguards who always carried a 9-millimeter pistol. In addition, he had a couple of vehicles at his disposal: a Mercedes Benz truck and another Land Rover, both armored, which took him to his favorite places.
Colonel of the Sedena and his escorts were assassinated during an operation against Ovidio Guzmán
These are the first deaths of military agents confirmed by the authorities after the capture of the son of “El Chapo”
Beyond partying in nightclubs (which ones were not specified), Ovidio Guzmán also liked go to shopping mallswhere he spent hundreds of thousands of pesos in iron palace and in luxury brand items, such as gucci. However, his favorite activity was going to Parque Delta, located in the Benito Juárez mayor’s office, to taste some peculiar pastries, security analyst Antonio Nieto said in an opinion column.
According to Navy reports, The mouse I used to go to Parque Delta, I entered the restaurant The Cheesecake Factory -located on the ground floor- and asked for a cake and one milk shake. On Thursdays of each week he did the same. But what started as a hobby became a habit that was discovered by members of opposing groups who had their sights on him.
During that time, elements of the Navy were watching Ovidio at the Vermont Hotel and knew of his activities. But the real threat to the son of El Chapo They weren’t the authorities. but a group of hit men who was hired to assassinate him.
The report taken up by David Fuentes indicates that the hitmen would have been hired by Ishmael the may zambada (one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel who maintains a dispute with the sons of El Chapo) and Rafael Caro Quintero, through a lieutenant identified as The skinny.
In this regard, Antonio Nieto indicated that The skinny -whose name is Pablo Núñez- was a ringleader of the Arellano Félix family. He was the one who supposedly contacted five subjects to end Ovidio’s life while he was staying at CDMX in 2021.
The hitmen were aware of Ovidio’s activities and hobbies in the capital, so they knew that every Thursday they would find him in The Cheesecake Factory. It was so that the October 28 of that year they waited for him in Parque Delta to assassinate him. However, the plan did not prosper.
That day, The mouse he arrived at the restaurant for his cake shortly after 6:00 p.m. The gunmen identified him, took a photo of him and sent it to him via WhatsApp to Bald to authorize his murder. Nevertheless, you chose to let it gosince they did not want bloodshed in one of the busiest shopping malls in the capital, as this would generate an intense police mobilization.
Two days later, the subjects hired to end Ovid’s life were detained by elements of the Sedena in a building located on Dakota street in the Nápoles neighborhood. Through the text messages of one of them, it was how the authorities learned about the attack.
Later it was learned that the assassins came from Sinaloa, Baja California and Tijuanaand were identified as Aarón Alejandro Tostado Rocha, Alejandro Valenzuela Mejía, Alexander López Valencia, Carlos Eduardo Bretado and Miguel Ángel Velázquez Figueroa.
According to the Navy report, from that time Ovidio did not return to CDMX. However, after a year he would be in the hands of justice. His capture took place on January 5 in Culiacán, Sinaloa, in an intense operation carried out by the Armed Forces. Once insured, the 32-year-old capo was transferred to the country’s capital. He was finally admitted to Federal Center for Social Readaptation no. one, also known as Penal del Altiplano, located in the State of Mexico.