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El Chapo’s son reportedly ordered the killing of a famous Mexican singer because they refused to perform at his wedding.
Ovidio Guzman Lopez was recently accused by the United States Department of State (DoS) of the alleged hit, although it is not yet known whether the killing was actually carried out.
The famous Mexican singer in question has not been named.
Ovidio’s father, Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, also known as 'El Chapo', is currently imprisoned in a maximum-security facility in Colorado, US, for murder conspiracy, money laundering and drug trafficking.
As he is currently serving a life sentence, the US authorities have now turned their attention towards his four children, including Ovidio, also known as ‘El Raton’ (‘The Rat’), who is a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The current news comes in light of further allegations against the 31-year-old, such as ordering the killing of informants and a drug trafficker.
Ovidio's brothers Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar and Joaquin Guzman Lopez are also wanted by authorities for drug trafficking.
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 October 2019, Ovidio was arrested in his hometown of Culiacan, however he did not last long in police custody.
He was freed quickly following retaliation threats of mass civilian deaths from the cartel.
US authorities are currently offering a $5 million (£3.8 million) reward for any information regarding the brothers' whereabouts.
Announcing the hefty reward, the US Department of State said: "All four are high-ranking members of the Sinaloa Cartel and are each subject to a federal indictment for their involvement in the illicit drug trade."
On top of El Chapo's sons, there is also a bounty on the head of his brother - Aureliano Guzmán Loera aka Guano.
There has also been a reward tripled for El Chapo's former Sinaloa Cartel partner Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada which now stands at $15 million.
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