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Unlike other drug traffickers, ‘El Ratón’ has only had one known partner: Adriana Meza Torres, the mother of his three daughters.

Ovidio Guzmán is married to Adriana Meza Torres, with whom he has three daughters.

More than a year has passed since Ovidio Guzmán López, alias ‘El Ratón’, lost his freedom and his leadership at the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. The youngest son of all the men of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, awaiting his trial and far from his greatest treasure: his three daughters and his wife.

Although there are few known personal details of the youngest member of Los Chapitos, various journalistic reports indicate that he is the least controversial character of the quartet.

And unlike his brothers or other members of organized crime, Ovidio Guzmán kept a low profile and it is even said that he didn’t like to show off luxuries or any proof of his illicit profits.

Another aspect for which ‘El Ratón’ has stood out within the history of the Sinaloa Cartel is his little interest in women. In this regard, and in an interview with INFOBAE MÉXICO, journalist José Luis Montenegro revealed little-known details about his only known relationship: the one he has with Adriana Meza Torres.

Adriana Meza Torres, apparently, is the daughter of an important ‘El Mayo’ Zambada operator who was murdered in 2007. 

Together for more than a decade: this was the relationship between Ovidio and Adriana

According to the author of the book Los Chapitos: criminal radiography of the heirs of the Sinaloa Cartel – published in March 2024 under the Penguin Random House Publishing Group – the Guzmán Loera family and their descendants have been characterized in drug trafficking, among other things, because its nerve center is women.

Along these lines, he reveals that, in turn, Ovidio Guzmán has been a “rare” character within the Sinaloa Cartel because of the love he professes for Meza Torres; even more so because despite the problems they have faced at some points in their relationship, he was always faithful to her.

“There are some unpublished conversations that a source tells me in which Ovidio approached his father (‘El Chapo’ Guzmán) on several occasions, while the brothers were there, in a house in Mazatlán, and cried. He told him: Dad, I can’t do it, I’m very tired, I have a lot of relationship problems. And he was talking about his relationship with Adriana Meza Torres,” Montenegro told this media outlet.

The communicator, in recent months, announced an investigation carried out on the descendants of Guzmán Loera. In his work he reveals details not only of ‘Los Chapitos’, but also of the little-known daughters and sons of his first two marriages.

“Ironically, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, with countless women in his history, gave marriage advice to his son, who was having a hard time in his thirties. So it is ironic, he suffered a lot from the strong character that Meza Torres has that we remember, she is the daughter of a character also very close to Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada,” he added.

Adriana Meza Torres has been identified as the romantic partner of Ovidio Guzmán, son of ‘Chapo’ Guzmán, nicknamed ‘El Ratón’.

Even less is known about Adriana Meza Torres.

Reports indicate that she is the daughter of Raúl Meza Ontiveros, alias ‘M-6′, a member of great importance for the Sinaloa Cartel who was murdered on March 27, 2007 in the residential area of ​​Monte Bello, Culiacán.

Her brother, Raúl Meza Torres, known as ‘El Mini-6’, also entered the drug business but received the same fate as his father. He died during a confrontation with municipal police from Zapopan, Jalisco, at the age of 18.

Her family’s relationship with the senior leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel would have caused her, at an early age, to meet and fall in love with Ovidio Guzmán.

“Between 2010 and 2012, Adriana would have strengthened her romantic relationship with Ovidio Guzmán. Since then, the couple was inseparable despite the woman’s constant jealousy problems,” Montenegro revealed in her most recent work.

Jealousy and physical attacks

According to Montenegro in Los Chapitos: criminal x-ray of the heirs of the Sinaloa Cartel, most of the couple’s problems originated from the jealousy of Meza Torres, who is also said to have physically attacked the young capo.

“A source close to the couple said that Meza Torres physically abused El Chapo’s son. ‘He never dared to raise his hand to his wife. The thing is that she was the bitch. From time to time, she zapped him in public,’ she said (sic),” Montenegro revealed.

This information agrees with the statements of Dámaso López Serrano, the ‘Mini Lic’, who in October 2023 revealed never-before-known details of Los Chapitos to journalist Anabel Hernández.

“He was very bossy, his wife completely dominated him. I’ve known them since we were young. I saw that relationship since they were dating, I know Adriana and Ovidio completely, and I got to see everything firsthand. All their arguments,” said the former drug trafficker.

Adriana Meza is the daughter of a former operative of “Mayo” Zambada.

Like Montenegro’s source, the son of Dámaso López Núñez, ‘El Licenciado,’ said that before they got married, Meza Torres used to beat Guzmán López.

“Ovidio was very quiet, I remember Adriana going out to parties, to nightclubs, well, as any woman can do,” he added.

It is worth mentioning that together with Meza Torres, ‘El Ratón’ had three daughters: Adriana, Griseli and María Joaquina. It is said that they would have been the cause of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena) capturing him on January 5, 2023 during an operation in Jesús María, Culiacán.

“El Ratón’ escaped from the area, leaving his family adrift, but it was a phone call from Meza Torres that made the young drug lord return to his hideout. (…) In a moment of desperation, according to a source, Meza Torres took his cell phone and dialed El Chapo’s son: ‘Griseli had a nervous breakdown. I can’t control her.

Ovidio simply hung up the phone after sending a message of hope to his wife: “I’m on my way,” said Montenegro.