When Joaqun “El Chapo” Guzmán was finally apprehended and extradited to the United States in January 2016, he was already serving a life sentence in the Florencia ADX maximum security prison when his sons, also known as “Los Chapitos,” took advantage of the power vacuum to misappropriate his father’s assets.
Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada and Guzmán Loera Aureliano, as well as Miguel ngel Guzmán Loera’s brothers “El Guano” and “El Mudo,” respectively, founded the other two branches of the Sinaloa cartel. “El Mayo” is 74 years old and reportedly afflicted with a long-standing illness.
Because of this, it is unclear in the medium and long terms who will be in charge of the Sinaloa cartel, which is frequently referred to as the biggest and most effective drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere.
The choices in Zambadas’ case appear to be varied, but successive arrests and mishaps have been weakening that likelihood. Ismael Zambada Imperial, also known as “El Mayito Gordo,” the second son of “Mayo,” appears to be a strong possibility because he is said to have obtained the title from his father following the capture of Vicente Zambada Niebla (also known as “El Vicentillo”). He is currently a witness that the US government is protecting.
There are rumors that “El Mayo” loved some traits in his kid, known as “El Mayito Gordo.” One of them is his commercial savvy and his capacity to command respect without resorting to force. His connection with Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, a member of Los Chapitos, is another significant aspect. Patriarch Zambada believed that they both would make suitable replacements for him and his comrades.
However, he detested his son’s lack of originality the most. Zambada Imperial is well known for flaunting his way of life on social media. He even enjoys traveling to “Las Vegas” to attend the battle between Mexican fighters Canelo lvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
In November 2014, it was simple for Mexican Navy and Army intelligence officials to find him because to this online exposure. “El Mayito Gordo” was detained both then and last week, and he was eventually freed after serving a nine-year term given by a Southern District of California judge.
“El Mayito Gordo” will not be able to communicate with people engaged in unlawful activities, such as his father or sibling, in accordance with the sentence documents Infobae Mexico reviewed. Within 72 hours, he must let you know if another agent interviews you. Weapons of any kind and harmful items are forbidden.