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The son of El Chapo has been sanctioned by the US Department of Treasury for importing fentanyl.

The U.S. Department of Treasury has sanctioned El Chapo’s son in connection with his siblings’ Los Chapitos network and the organization’s trafficking of illicit fentanyl and other deadly drugs’ into the United States.


Joaquín Guzmán López allegedly works hand-in-hand with his three brothers, Iván Guzmán Salazar, Jesús Guzmán Salazar, and Ovidio Guzmán López and is tasked with keeping a close eye on many of the Los Chapitos dealings, the United States Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said in a statement Tuesday

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The Department of Treasury indicated that Joaquín Guzmán López manages the Los Chapitos network’s ‘super labs,’ which are supplied by the Ludim Zamudio Lerna and Luis Zamudio Lerman, siblings who are both based out of Sinaloa.


The sanctions require all property in the control of U.S. citizens to be blocked and reported. It also prevents people from any dealings with those sanctioned.

‘Today’s action continues to disrupt key nodes of the global illicit fentanyl enterprise, including the producers, suppliers, and transporters,’ said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson. ‘Treasury, in close coordination with the Government of Mexico and U.S. law enforcement, will continue to leverage our authorities to isolate and disrupt Los Chapitos and the Sinaloa Cartel’s operations at every juncture.’

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Joaquín Guzmán López was indicted for the first time in 2018 when the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia slapped him with federal drug trafficking charges. He has also been indicted in several superseding indictments in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on April 14.


The United States Department of State is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction. There are also $10 million rewards being offered for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction of Ivan Guzmán Salazar and Jesús Guzmán Salazar.

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