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El Chapo’s 4 Sons Charge by U.S. For Drug Trafficking

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Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

According to U.S. government sources, the four sons of El Chapo, a renowned Mexican drug lord, were charged on Friday with extensive drug trafficking.

Authorities disclosed that the men had been placed in charge of operating their detained father’s business and were responsible for bringing enormous quantities of fentanyl into and across the United States.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a news conference in Washington that over two dozen additional persons had been accused in connection with the criminal activity in addition to the four sons, all referred to as Los Chapitos, by federal indictments in Manhattan, Chicago, and Washington.

A Guatemalan broker bought the substances on behalf of those operating illegal laboratories in Mexico, a Chinese supplier of the so-called precursor substances used to make fentanyl, a supplier of firearms who provided the cartel with access to weapons concealed into Mexico from the United States, and a supplier of chemicals, according to Mr. Garland.

The five charges painted a complete picture of the manufacture, sale, and eventual distribution of the opioid fentanyl on American streets, which was in charge of tens of thousands of fatalities in the nation last year.

“The Justice Department is attacking every aspect of the cartel’s operations,” the lawyer declared.

In accordance with Mr. Garland, “the Sinaloa cartel is mostly to blame for the meteoric rise of fentanyl into the United States over the last eight years.”

He thanked the Mexican government for its support and said that personnel from the Justice Department had met with the interior and defense secretaries, the attorney general, and the ambassador of Mexico on Thursday in Washington.

The charges brought against El Chapo‘s sons were not the first to be brought.

They are currently facing with a number of indictments across many jurisdictions, much like their father, who was charged in seven instances in seven different places before being convicted in Federal District Court in Brooklyn in 2019.

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