Following a six-month surveillance operation, Mexican authorities captured Ovidio Guzman-Lopez, one of the four sons of drug kingpin El Chapo who took over Sinaloa Cartel operations after his incarceration in the United States. Ovidio’s arrest sparked violence in Culiacan as cartel members looted property and burned dozens of vehicles. 

Ovidio is a wanted man in the United States, but it might be a while before the drug lord stands accused before a US court. Per CNN, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that formalities of the law would delay Ovidio’s possible extradition. Ebrard also said that Ovidio faces criminal charges in Mexico. 

Ovidio is reportedly married to Adriana Meza, the ‘Queen of the Sinaloa Cartel’

Media reports claim that Ovidio Guzman is married to Adriana Meza Torres, the daughter of deceased Sinaloa Cartel leader Raul Meza. It’s unclear why Adriana is referred to as the ‘Queen of the Sinaloa Cartel’. 

The details of the couple’s alleged relationship and marriage are scarce, which is understandable, given the secret nature of the Sinaloa Cartel business. Perhaps we’ll learn more about Ovidio’s private life due to his recent arrest.