POSING with weapons, supercars and lion cubs, the sons of infamous drug lord El Chapo like to flaunt their millionaire life on social media.
The jailed crime boss – whose Sinaloa drug cartel was rumoured to have earned him a private fortune of 12billion is believed to have had a minimum of 13 kids, though its attainable extra might have been born to his many mistresses.
This week the arrest of one in every of his sons, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, led to a gun battle between the cartel and the police which left 13 officers lifeless, our bodies mendacity on the street and vehicles burning in Culiacan.
The authorities finally launched the 28-year-old to place an finish to the violent clashes.
In addition to arrest, the 62-year-olds kids from three marriages and numerous affairs face fixed menace of kidnap and homicide.
Two of his sons, Cesar and Edgar, have already died by the bullet one rumoured to be shot by El Chapos personal henchman in a case of mistaken id and one other was kidnapped in 2016 by a rival gang.
However his surviving kids use their social media accounts to taunt rival gangs with their lavish life, posting photos of beautiful vacation spots, lovely ladies and even traces of cocaine.
One has a set of lion cubs, which he pictured subsequent to his Bentley, whereas one other regularly posts photos of his AK47 semi-automatic by the seat of his 300,000 pink Ferrari.
Right here we have a look at the glamorous life and violent deaths of Los Chapitos or little Chapos.
Second son Alfredo places his pet lion on the bonnet of his Bentley
Pet lions and a 50ok Jeep
When El Chapo actual identify Joaquin Guzman was jailed for all times within the US, in February, he left behind an influence wrestle as his proper hand man Dmaso Lpez Nez vied to take his place.
Oldest sons Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, Jess Alfredo Guzmn Salazar and Ovidio Guzman Lopez additionally sought to determine themselves as cartel leaders and, when Nunez was extradited to america in 2018, Ivan took over as chief along with his two brothers by his aspect.
However he typically takes to Twitter to insist that his father continues to be head of the Cartel.
After El Chapos arrest in 2016, he tweeted: I’ve received my hand on the wheel. I can not quit the accountability my father has given me and labored so arduous for. The Guzman period continues to reign.
I need to make it very clear, there isn’t any successor to my father, not simply anybody can fill these sneakers. He’s nonetheless giving orders.
The 35-year-old was the second of 4 kids born to El Chapos first spouse Mara Salazar Hernndez, however older brother Cesar was killed by a rival cartel in 2012.
A self-confessed playboy, Ivan continually gloats about his occasion way of life, surrounding himself with scantily-clad women and posting photos from unique nightclubs.
On one image, wherein he’s boarding a personal jet, he wrote: I distract myself with ladies, however all the time on prime of enterprise.
In one other, the bachelor dubbed Ivan the Horrible by one follower crouches down in entrance of a silver Mercedes hugging a pet lion.
Current posts embrace a bottle of 120 liqueur Don Julia 1942, a 50,000 Jeep Cherakona and a fleet of supercars with the caption “Always thank God for everything he gives you.”
Kidnapped for two million ransom
The swaggering crime boss is rivalled in his luxurious way of life by youthful brother Jess Alfredo Guzmn Salazar often known as Alfredo or Alfredito.
Alfredo just lately posted an image of himself flying a personal jet with the caption: Okay plebs, I am leaving you behind.
He additionally posts photos of his pet lion cubs with one sitting on the boot of his pink Bentley.
Like his brother, Alfredo is keen on weapons and posts photos of weapons in addition to heavily-armed members of the cartel.
In a single, he holds an arsenal of weapons with the caption, for individuals who need to step onto my turf, I give them my military.
In one other, he took a gun to the cinema, posting an image of popcorn and a gun with the caption, I’ve received my toy with me in case anybody needs to make issues thrilling.
Alfredo was indicted for drug trafficking in Illinois in 2009 and in 2016, he was kidnapped by a rival drug gang who held him at gunpoint in a restaurant earlier than marching him out.
El Chapos daughter, Alejandrina Gisselle, is staunch defender of her cocaine baron dad and as soon as boasted, I am lovely due to my mom, clever due to my father, and a assassin due to me.
Within the week her father was sentenced, Alejandro launched her new line of clothes and niknaks named El Chapo 701, that includes his face on numerous T-shirts and tops.
On her web site she insists her father is a buddy of everybody, a prepared chief and a humble orange vendor with many targets and nice ambition.
Meant inheritor killed in hail of 500 bullets
El Chapo’s second marriage, to wished drug runner Griselda Lopez Perez, produced three boys, Edgar, Ovidio and Joaquin.
Though not his oldest son, Edgar was his father’s chosen successor however was stored out of the household enterprise till he completed faculty.
However at 22, towards his father’s needs he travelled to Chicago on a drug deal and on his return, tried to sneak again into his father’s compound in Culiacan in a pink SUV.
The automotive was reportedly fired on by El Chapo’s personal males, because it wasn’t recognised, and took 500 bullets, killing Edgar and his buddy immediately.
Tigers and gold-plated weapons
Like his half-brothers, Joaquin – who calls himself El Chino Anthrax – loves the excessive life.
In a single Twitter put up he’s pictured with Paris Hilton with the hashtag “El Chino’s babes.”
One other has an image of a gold-plated, diamond-encrusted hand gun and he typically posts photos of himself clubbing in addition to his pet tiger chained to the again of his luxurious 4×4.
In distinction, Ovidio – whose arrest prompted the eruption of violence this week – prefers the quiet life.
His Twitter profile says: “I am not into luxury and sports cars, I like horses and fine roosters.”
However he continues to be closely concerned within the cartel and sometimes posts messages from the ranch in Culiacan exhibiting a semi-automatic in his SUV, with messages like: “Let’s go to work because there are dogs that want to get to the ranch.”
He just lately retweeted a message from the household enterprise suggesting El Chapo nonetheless pulls the strings.
It learn: “That the lord is confined does not mean that he does not continue giving orders.”
Illegitimate daughters and twins residing the excessive life
El Chapos third spouse , former magnificence queen Emma Coronel Aispuro, married El Chapo in 2007 and stood by him at his trial.
The mom of dual eight-year-olds, Emali and Maria Joaquina, she regularly posts pictured of unique holidays on her Instagram and just lately threw a lavish barbie-themed occasion for the ladies.
Californian girl Rosa Isela Guzmn Ortiz is broadly believed to be El Chapo’s oldest daughter, born from an affair with a “woman in Jalisco”, in line with his mom.
Rosa has claimed that El Chapo visited her within the US twice and writes to her from jail.
Kim Guzman Dolci and Laisha Guzman are additionally reported to be daughters of El Chapo, from his many extra-marital flings, however little is thought about them.
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On jailing El Chapo, the US authorities demanded he pay again 10million of the cartel’s drug earnings.
However, judging by his kids’s way of life, there’s nonetheless loads to go spherical.
El Chapo’s spouse (far proper) and twin daughters on the New York trial