During a federal operation in Sinaloa, it was announced Thursday that Ovidio Guzmán López, better known as ‘El Ratón’, was arrested.
According to media reports, Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of drug lord Joaqun “El Chapo” Guzmán, is currently being held at Military Camp 1 in Mexico City.
The arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López was a victory for the Mexican government.
In October 2019, the security forces stormed Culiacán, detained Mr. Guzmán López and then released him after cartel gunmen unleashed a wave of automatic gunfire on the city, burned cars and took members of the security forces hostage.
Amid his recent arrest, we learn more about his wife Adriana Meza Torres and children.
Ovidio Guzmán López’s wife | Quick Facts
|Full Name||Adriana Meza Torres|
|Birth Date||Not Available|
|Known As||The Queen of the Sinaloa Cartel|
Who is Adriana Meza Torres?
Adriana Meza Torres is a Mexican citizen whose fame stems from being the wife of Ovidio Guzmán López, a Mexican drug lord and high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal group based in the state of Sinaloa.
Adriana Meza Torres who is also known as “The Queen of the Sinaloa Cartel” is the daughter of the lieutenant of “El Mayo” Zambada, Raúl Meza Ontiveros.
The Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) targeted her for maintaining a sentimental relationship with Ovidio.
It was in 2019 after the “Culiacanazo”, or the first arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, when her accounts were frozen.
How many children Adriana Meza Torres & Ovidio have together?
She has 3 daughters with Ovidio – they are Valeria Guzmán Meza, Adriana Guzmán Meza.
Currently, the name of their third child is unknown, and we will update this page as soon as we have more information.
Who is Ovidio Guzmán?
Ovidio, as most of us know, is the son of Joaquin Guzmán and Griselda López Pérez, who was his second wife.
He is 31 years old and is recognized by the Sinaloa Cartel as one of its highest ranking members.
He has been involved in his father’s drug trafficking business since he was a teenager, and has taken a prominent role of the Sinaloa Cartel after his father’s arrest.
He is thought to lead the cartel along with his brothers Iván Archivaldo Guzmán, Jesús Alfredo Guzmán, and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, so on 8 May 2012, Ovidio Guzmán was sanctioned pursuant to the US Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
In July 2017, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia empaneled a grand jury that formally indicted both Ovidio Guzmán López and his brother Joaquin Guzmán López on charges of participating in a conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana since 2008.