alexandria - Dámaso López Núñez, the former right-hand man of the Mexican drug criminal Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in America for involvement in drug trafficking. He was seen as the successor of the fugitive Guzmán as leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Besides drug lord, López, nicknamed El Licenciado ('the doctoral student'), was also a lawyer and director of the Altiplano prison where 'El Chapo' ('little one') escaped twice. He would have played a major role in his first escape in 2001. López was arrested in 2017 and extradited to the United States.