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Ovidio Guzmán Biography, Career, Family, Height and Net Worth

 Who is Ovidio Guzmán?

Ovidio Guzman Lopez popularly known as ”El Raton” or ”El Nuevo Raton” is a known Mexican drug lord and high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal group based in Sinaloa, Mexico. Lopez is the son of infamous drug lord Joaquin ”El Chapo” Guzman, once considered Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord and the world’s most-wanted criminal. He is also said to have been the leader of Sinaloa Cartel’s ”los menores” or ”the juniors” faction, the faction is also known as ”los Chapitos.” Lopez was captured on January 5, 2023.

Ovidio Guzman Career

Lopez has been involved in his father’s drug trafficking business since he was a teenager and has taken a prominent role in the Sinaloa Cartel following his father’s arrest. He is also thought to lead the cartel together with his brothers Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, Jesus Alfredo Guzman, and Ismael ”El Mayo” Zambada. On May 8, 2012, Ovidio was sanctioned pursuant to the US Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

The United States Attorney for the District of Columbia empaneled a grand jury that formally indicted both Ovidio Guzman and his brother Joaquin Guzman Lopez on charges of taking part in a conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana since 2008. The sealed indictment was filed on April 2, 2018. The Indictment was unsealed for the limited purpose of disclosure in an extradition proceeding pursuant to the Jencks Act on December 12, 2018. On February 13, 2019, Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered the full unsealing of the indictment.

2019 Capture and Release

Members of the Mexican National Guard shortly arrested Ovidio Guzman Lopez in Culiacan, Sinaloa, setting off several gun battles in the city on October 17, 2019. Heavily armed, cartel gunmen (numbering more than 700) threatened mass civilian deaths, including an attack on the apartment complex housing the relatives of the local military personnel. After hours, Ovidio Guzman was freed, with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador saying he supported the decision in order to ”prevent more bloodshed”. The following month, however, one of the officers who arrested Ovidio, identified as Eduardo N., was assassinated. Santiago Nieto, head of Mexico’s Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera, confirmed that the Government of Mexico froze Ovidion Guzman’s assets on May 8, 2020. It stated,”We have frozen the accounts of Ovidio and of 330 people linked to the cartel and have filed a complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office. We have also found irregularities.”

2023 Recapture

In January 2023, officials told Reuters that Mexican authorities had again arrested Lopez. Lopez was arrested in Jesus Maria The reports of his arrest were later confirmed by Mexican Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval, who stated that the Mexican Army, National Guard, the Secretary of National Defense, and the Secretary of the Navy personnel had captured him. They also managed to successfully transport him to Mexico City, where Lopez was then taken to the offices of the Attorney General’s organized crime special prosecutor.

After the arrest, the U.S. Consulate and local residents in Hermosillo received reports of gunfire, roadblocks, and fires throughout the cities of Culiacan, Los Mochis, and Guasave as government forces fought against cartel fighters. Sinaloa Governor Ruben Rocha Moya called for the public to shelter in place. The Consulate reiterated the United States Department of State’s highest level of travel advisory cautioning over travel to Sinaloa.

A photo of Ovidio Guzman
A photo of Ovidio Guzman

How old Ovidio Guzmán?

Ovidio Guzmán López was born on March 29, 1990, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, and is aged 31 years. He shares his birthday with famous people including Jack Wright, Mark Thomas, Juanpa Zurita, Kelianne Stankus, Brendan Gleeson, Lucy Lawless, Lara Logan, Terence Hill, N’Golo Kante, and many more.

Ovidio Guzmán Family

Who are Ovidio Guzmán’s parents?

Ovidio Guzmán López was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, to Joaquin ”El Chapo” Guzman and his second wife, Griselda Lopez Perez. His father is an infamous drug lord, once considered Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord and the world’s most-wanted criminal, and the leader of Sinaloa Cartel’s ”los menores” or ”the juniors” faction who was captured on January 5, 2023. He is the grandchild of Pomposa Perez Uriarte, Ovidio Loera Cobret, and Otilia Bustillos.

Does Ovidio Guzmán have siblings?

Lopez was born into a family of four children. He has three siblings, half-brothers Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, and brother Ismael ”El Mayo” Zambada.

Ovidio Guzmán Education

Lopez attended school in Colegio CEYCA, in his hometown in Mexico, where he was brought up by his parents.

Ovidio Guzmán Partner

Lopez has not shared any information about his partner and his relationship status with the media. He has also not been linked to any relationship.

Ovidio Guzmán Children

Lopez is not linked to any relationship to date and does not have any children of his own.

Ovidio Guzmán Height

Lopez has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body adding up to an estimated height of 5 ft 8 in (1.78 m) and a weight of 78 kg (171 lbs).

Ovidio Guzmán Net Worth

Mexican drug lord Lopez is the top leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and the son of Joaquin ”El Chapo” Guzman. He has an estimated net worth of approximately $50 million as of 2023.

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