Ovidio Guzmán. The escape attempts in the prison where Grupo Milenio is located

Mexican drug trafficker Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán was extradited to the United States on Friday and locked up in a famous Chicago prison, known for its architecture and notorious escape attempts.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Ovidio Guzmán is 33 years old, He is inmate number 72884-748 and is located at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC, in English) of Chicago, Illinois.

Also known as The mousethe extradition of this drug trafficker is the most important that has occurred between the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Administration of .

Derek Maltz, former agent of the US Anti-Drug Agency (DEA), posted on social media a photograph of Guzmán, dressed as a prisoner and handcuffed, which was allegedly taken on the plane that took him to the United States.

This is the prison where Ovidio is held

The MCC where he was held It is located in the heart of Chicagoa few blocks from the famous Art Institute of this city, known for its iconic architecture.

The prison, designed by architect Harry Weese and opened in 1975, is distinguished from other federal prisons because it is a triangular-based skyscraper with 28 floors and a rooftop patio.

The prison cells They have windows only 13 centimeters widedesigned narrow enough so that it was not necessary to place bars.

‘Movie’ escape

Despite these intriguing security measures, in 2012 two bank robbers managed to punch a hole in one of the windows and escape. with a hanging rope made of sheets from the 17th floor. However, they were captured days later.

Christopher Nolan’s brother tries to flee

Years earlier, in 2009, Matthew Nolan, brother of filmmaker Christopher Nolan, also tried unsuccessfully to escape from the prison through a window when he was detained pending an extradition request to Costa Rica for an alleged murder.

The Mexican drug trafficker Vicente Zambada Niebla, son of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael, also passed through this prison. May Zambada, after his extradition to the United States in 2010.

During his stay at the MCC in Chicago, Vicentillo was prohibited from using the rooftop patio where prisoners exercise for fear that he would escape by helicopter.

Now the prisoner is Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of El Chapoformer leader of the Sinaloa Cartel who since 2019 has been serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison in Colorado.

The mouse He was arrested for the first time in October 2019 in Culiacán, but President López Obrador ordered his release that same day to stop the wave of violence that the cartel unleashed throughout the city in response to the arrest.

Last January he was recaptured, a few days before Biden visited Mexico City to meet with López Obrador. About 30 people, ten of them military, died in the operation to arrest them in Sinaloa.

The United States accuses Ovidio Guzmán of leading a criminal organization and trafficking all types of drugs into his country, including fentanyl, which has caused the worst opioid crisis in the country.


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