USA: $5 million for information leading to the capture of El Chapo's brother
Steph Deschamps / November 6, 2021
The U.S. State Department announced Friday that it is offering up to $5 million for information leading to the capture of Aureliano Guzman Loera, brother of the notorious Mexican drug trafficker El Chapo.
Aureliano Guzman Loera, brother of former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, is accused along with brothers Ruperto Salgueiro Nevarez, Jose Salgueiro Nevarez and Heriberto Salgueiro Nevarez of international drug trafficking. The state of Sinaloa, in northwestern Mexico, has long been a hub for marijuana and poppy smuggling in the country. One of the U.S. Department of Justice indictments focuses on the trafficking of fentanyl, which is responsible for thousands of overdose deaths in the United States each year. The reward is up to $5 million for each of the four defendants.
Joaquin Guzman known as El Chapo, 64, had been sentenced in July 2019 to life imprisonment, after a trial under high security. The one who was described as the most powerful drug trafficker in the world until his extradition to the United States in 2017 is serving his sentence in a high security prison in Colorado.