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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.
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.
Flight to New Jersey
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.
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).
Ovidio is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, awaiting arraignment.
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.