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Ivan Archivaldo Guzman-Salazar Reward Poster (Accessible – English) [574 KB]
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WANTED: IVAN ARCHIVALDO GUZMÁN-SALAZAR REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION

Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Mexican Drug Trafficking Cartel Member to Justice

NAME: Ivan Archivaldo Guzman-Salazar
ALIASES: El Chapito
DOB: August 15, 1983
POB: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
NATIONALITY: Mexican
CITIZENSHIP: Mexico
HEIGHT: 5’8”
WEIGHT: Unknown
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Brown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown

Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán-Salazar is a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel and the son of former Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín Guzmán-Loera.  Law enforcement investigations indicate Guzmán-Salazar, along with his brother, Jesus Alfredo Guzmán-Salazar, provided significant operational assistance to their father, including coordinating the transport of narcotics from Central and South America to Mexico; coordinating the transport of narcotics into the United States; distributing drugs to wholesale customers in the United States; and collecting drug proceeds from customers in the United States for transfer to Mexico for the benefit of Sinaloa Cartel members and associates.  To protect their organization, their tactics have included obtaining guns and other weapons, bribing corrupt public officials, engaging in violence and threats of violence, kidnapping, and intimidating members of law enforcement, rival drug traffickers, and members of their own drug trafficking organizations. 

After the arrest and subsequent extradition of their father and his conviction in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), the Guzmán-Salazar brothers have increased their power within the Sinaloa Cartel.  They have expanded their enterprise with sophisticated fentanyl laboratories in Culiacán, Mexicoand expanded their transportation operations utilizing maritime and air transportation in addition to tunnels and border crossings.   

On July 25, 2014, Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán-Salazar was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of California.  The indictment charged him and others with violations of Title 21, U.S.C. §§ 952, 960, 963 (conspiracy to import methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana) and Title 18 U.S.C. Section 1956 (h) (conspiracy to launder monetary instruments).  The indictment also included forfeiture provisions.   

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán-Salazar.   

If you have information and are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in your city, or CONTACT THE DEA AT +1-619-540-6912 (WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal) or via Threema: 2VBZFZTY or via SNAPCHAT: narco_tips. 

ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.    

Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards. 

U.S. Department of State

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