Federal judge protects Ovidio Guzmán against his immediate extradition to the United States

A federal judge awarded Ovid Guzman a suspension flat against the process of extradition a USAwhere he is accused of conspiracy to enter narcotics, just one day after his capture in culiacan. In addition, he was also granted an injunction against physical or psychological torture after the detainee accused that he had been kept incommunicado.

“The ex officio suspension is decreed with respect to acts consisting of deportation, expulsion, extradition and their execution, so that they are not executed and the complainant remains in the place where he is at the disposal of this court. , only in relation to his personal freedom and not be handed over to the government of the United States of Americanor to any different State”, reads the resolution of the Sixth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters.

It may interest you: The US has up to six weeks to present evidence to support the extradition of Ovidio Guzmán: Ebrard

Las suspensions They are immediately granted by judges when a detainee accuses actions such as torture, incommunicado detention or risk of deportation, however, these suspensions are only maintained while the criminal process is being resolved, so it does not mean that they will not be extradited.

Ovid Guzman Lopez was arrested on Thursday in culiacan and is one of the most famous and sought after sons of the capo Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman It was so that Mexico y USA They had been looking for him for years.

Ovidioalias “The mouse”, He was one of the lesser known heirs ofthe Sinaloa Cartel until the “culiacanazo” of October 17, 2019, a failed operation by the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in which the authorities captured him, but later released him for acts of terror of crime organized in culiacan.

Amid his growing profile, Washington offered five million dollars in December 2021 for information leading to the arrest of Ovidiobesides his brothers Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar and Joaquín Guzmán López, known as “The Chapitos”.

Ovidio it was one of the priority objectives of the United States Department of Justice. According to the notice the agency published in December 2021, Ovidio and his brother Joaquín were at high levels of leadership in the Sinaloa Cartelwhere they began their criminal careers as heirs to the power of their brother Édgar Guzmán López.

It may interest you: The US has up to six weeks to present evidence to support the extradition of Ovidio Guzmán: Ebrard

The secretary of External relationships, Marcelo Ebrardindicated this Friday that there will be no extradition from Ovid Guzman a USA It can take up to six weeks, because you have to comply with some paperwork, and because the son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman he also faces criminal charges in Mexico.

“Of the extradition, we will see, as progress is made, what elements (the United States authorities) provide and what will be the criteria that the prosecution will follow, but, as of today, I would expect a process here in Mexico”, said the foreign minister in a conference at the National Palace.

ebrard He added that, after making the detainee available to a judge, the extradition mechanism has a period for the requesting country to present criminal evidence, which he estimates will take between four and six weeks in the case of the United States.

With information from EFE

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