The Justice Department revealed in new court documents that the sons of notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán were absolute savages.
The four sons: Ivan Guzman Salazar, 40, Alfredo Guzman Salazar, 37, Joaquin Guzman Lopez, 36, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 33, known as the Chapitos, or little Chapos, were among the 28 members of the Sinaloa cartel indicted by the DoJ last week. with fentanyl trafficking.
The DoJ accused the cartel members of running “the largest, most violent and prolific fentanyl trafficking operation in the world,” also listing the torture methods and types of executions used by the cartel.
According to the indictment, the Chapitos owned several ranches where they would interrogate rival cartel members, public officials, law enforcement officers and anyone who got in their way.
“Once these captives obtained information, usually through torture, these individuals were killed, either by the Chapitos themselves or at their direction, and the bodies were disposed of throughout the area. While many d “these victims were shot, others were fed alive or dead to tigers,” which belonged to Alfredo and Ivan, the indictment says.
Court documents said one of the Sinaloa cartel’s hitmen, known as “Ninis,” tore off the muscles of a person they were interrogating and fed the meat to one of the Chapitos’ pet tigers.
El Chapo’s sons also used waterboarding and electrocution against rival cartel members. The DoJ said the Ninis would test the potency of fentanyl on prisoners.
Among the three accused Chapitos, only Ovidio Guzmán López has been arrested by the police. El Chapo, his father and founder of the Sinaloa cartel, is in a maximum security prison in Colorado serving a life sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
Full DoJ Indictment