They granted Ovidio Guzmán a new provisional suspension that stops his extradition to the US
The extradition to the United States of Ovid Guzman has been stopped once again, after a federal judge granted a new provisional suspension to the member of “Los Chapitos”, with which it is not possible to hand him over to the authorities of the neighboring country.
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He was the Fifth District Judge in Matters of Amparo and Federal Trials in the State of Mexico, Alfonso Alexander Lopezwho granted said precautionary measure so that The mouse cannot be immediately delivered to the United States, where it is accused of drug trafficking under operations of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the criminal organizations with the most presence in Mexico.
This measure will be in force until the final suspension is granted, so it will be until the next January 24 -day your hearing is scheduled- when the judge determines whether to grant it or not. Meanwhile, Ovidio Guzmán will remain in the Altiplano prison, in Almoloya de Juárez, while his extradition process is resolved.
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The foregoing has the effect that “the direct complainant is not extradited and remains at the disposal of this court of amaparo, in what corresponds to his personal freedomin the place where he is being held and at the disposal of the responsible judge”, commented Alexander López.
On January 5 (the day Ovidio Guzmán was arrested), his legal representatives filed an amparo lawsuit, notifying that the 32-year-old capo suffered from alleged physical and psychological abusein addition to claiming that their client was incommunicado.
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On January 9, the judge of the Sixth District of Amparo in Criminal Matters, Juan Mateo Brieba de Castro, granted the provisional suspension Guzmán López against his extradition to the United States. Thus, it was reported that The mouse he would continue inside the same prison where his father managed to escape in 2015.
“Since the suspensions decreed in file 24/2024 were left without effect, and since the complainant did ratify the claim that gave rise to this trial, in order to safeguard the rights of the complainant, it is considered necessary to activate the flat hanger”, was announced in the resolution.
Despite the amparo lawsuits filed, during the initial hearing after his arrest, District Judge Gregorio Salazar Hernández ordered the provisional detention of Ovidio Guzmán. However, he pointed out that the Joe Biden government had a deadline of 60 days to present evidence and formalize your extradition request.
It was on Thursday, January 5, when elements of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena) and the National Guard deployed an operation in the Syndicate of Jesus Marialocated in Culiacán, Sinaloa, where Ovidio Guzmán took refuge.
After an intense shooting that lasted for more than five hours, burning of vehicles and drug blockades, the capture of the son of El Chapo. During these actions, however, there were human losses. Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval reported that the balance of the operation was 10 soldiers died and 35 wounded.
Regarding the alleged hitmen who tried to avoid the arrest of their leader, it was reported that at least 19 members cells attached to the Sinaloa Cartel also died that day. This despite the fact that they used firearms of different calibers.
That same day, Ovidio Guzmán was transferred to Mexico City aboard a Mexican Air Force (FAM) aircraft. It should be remembered that his capture took place a few days after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with his United States counterpart, Joe Biden.