Ovidio Guzman Lopez Traveled Aboard the Same Plane Used for “El Chapo’s” Extradition

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15 Sep 2023 Toluca (TLC) Teterboro (TEB) (XB-NWD) 4:13 Flight Time  Departed 11:07 AM   Landed 5:20 PM
This reads the flight tracking data of the Bombardier Challenger 605 jet XB-NWD that was used to extradite Ovidio “El Ràton” Guzman-Lopez to the United States. Ovidio is currently the only son of “El Chapo” in custody on either side of the border.  The plane, owned by the Mexican FGR, was the same that flew the now-imprisoned for-life former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel back in 2016. 
We wonder if he was seated in the same location as his father once sat.

Ovidio’s Extradition Operation

“El Ratón” was taken from the Altiplano prison in the State of Mexico around 11:00AM on the morning of September 15, 2023, and taken to the Toluca International Airport in a helicopter from the Attorney General’s Office. There are reports that the operation lasted less than 40 minutes.
He then boarded a plane bound for the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, United States. El Ratón traveled on a plane owned by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) of Mexico. In May 2016, the same plane also took his father, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, to the United States. 

Unofficial information had initially led to reports that Ovidio was taken by helicopter by Interpol agents from the federal prison in Altiplano to be transferred to the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) and then extradited to the United States.

American media outlets such as ABC News and NBC News reported that El Ratón is currently in Chicago, Illinois, where he has an open indictment following investigations by HSI ICE and the FBI.
Ovidio Guzmán also has a drug trafficking charge issued by the Washington D.C. court as well since the Sinaloa Cartel is accused of the production importation and distribution of fentanyl. Likewise, El Ratón is accused of crimes against health, trafficking of substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana; carrying a firearm, and inciting crime, in addition to bribing officials and carrying out murders and kidnappings.

Flight to New Jersey

The destination of the plane was Teterboro Airport, a small 19-hanger airport in New Jersey. The airport, built initially in 1917 was the first airport in the New York area.

The airport is owned and managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and operated by AFCO AvPORTS Management. The airport is in the New Jersey Meadowlands and is only 12 miles from Midtown Manhattan, which makes it popular for private and corporate aircraft.

It is possible that Ovidio was initially flown from Mexico to New Jersey as a misdirection. So that it may have appeared he would possibly be transferred to a prison in New York, but according to US media, including the Chicago Sun-Times; Ovidio ended up in Chicago, Illinois.
The initial reports of being transferred from prison to the Mexico City Airport may have been a possible decoy as well to prevent violence and/or rescue attempts by the Los Chapitos faction of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Possible Flight to Chicago

The reported time of landing for the jet from Mexico was 5:20PM. There are no flights listed on Flight Radar going to Chicago after that for the remained of the day. However, there was a private jet, EJM405 that landed at Teterboro at 4:18PM and left for Chicago (PWK) at 4:55 PM. The departure flight was initially scheduled for 4:00PM. The plane flew in from Washington, D.C. Dulles Airport an hour earlier (later than initially scheduled as well).

That Netjets flight was operated by a private jet charter company called Executive Jet Management. This plane is a Gulfstream G450 with the identification N405QS.

Security Ramps Up in Culiaćan

Once the news was confirmed in the media, the Ministry of Public Security and Municipal Transit of Culiacán, Sinaloa, announced that, due to the situation of El Chapo’s son, some streets and avenues would be closed. Likewise, an operation was activated to guarantee the safety of those attending the Government Palace, where the Cry of Independence will be given to celebrate the national holidays.