A son of the notorious Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ ordered the killing of a singer who refused to perform at his wedding.
This is the allegation made by the United States Department of State (DoS) against Ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of former drug lord Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known as ‘El Chapo’.
According to the DoS, Ovidio Guzman ordered the killing of a famous Mexican singer, whose name the department did not specify, for refusing to perform at his wedding.
It is not clear if the killing was actually carried out. What is known, however, is that possible links between artists and drug dealers have been a controversial issue over recent years.
According to widespread reports, famous singers and actors have participated in events organised by drug traffickers.
El Chapo is currently serving a life sentence at ADX Florence in the US state of Colorado for murder, money laundering, drug trafficking, racketeering and organised crime.
The US authorities are now going after his four children, including 31-year-old Ovidio, known as ‘El Raton’ (‘The Rat’), who is a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel.
His brothers Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar and Joaquin Guzman Lopez are among 25 suspects wanted by the US authorities for trafficking synthetic opioids.
According to the DOS: “The Guzman-Lopez brothers are currently overseeing approximately eleven methamphetamine labs in the state of Sinaloa producing an estimated 3,000-5,000 pounds of methamphetamine per month.”
In addition to ordering the unnamed singer’s murder, Ovidio Guzman ordered the killing of informants and of a drug trafficker, according to the DoS.
Ovidio Guzman was arrested in his hometown of Culiacan in October 2019. However, he was swiftly freed after his heavies threatened mass civilian deaths in retaliation.
The DOS is offering a reward of up to USD 5 million (GBP 3.8 million) for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction.