Mexico begins legal process against Guzman's security chief

Mexico begins legal process against Guzman's security chief

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 14, 2016 at 6:50 p.m.


1 photo

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A federal court has begun criminal proceedings against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's security chief, who was captured with him last week after a gun battle that killed five gunmen and wounded a marine.

Ivan Gastelum Avila, known as "El Cholo Ivan," faces charges of drug trafficking, arms possession and the murder of a soldier in a 2013 confrontation, according to a statement Thursday. Gastelum fled the house in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, during the firefight and escaped through the storm drains with Guzman. Both were later apprehended on a highway outside of town.

The attorney general's office also reported the arrest of Mauricio Sanchez Garza for extradition to Texas. According to authorities, he is one of the financial operators of Guzman's Sinaloa cartel. He faces charges of extortion and money laundering.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast