Reside updates: Son of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ taken to Mexico Town after dramatic arrest


Mexican defence secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval, left, with safety secretary Rosa Icela Rodríguez and army secretary José Rafael Ojeda, supply main points of the Guzmán arrest © Manuel Velásquez/Getty Pictures

Mexico’s army has transported Ovidio Guzmán, son of convicted crime boss Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, to Mexico Town after his arrest on Thursday morning caused violence within the Pacific Coast state of Sinaloa.

Guzmán, referred to as ‘El Ratón’, used to be captured in a hamlet at the outskirts of Culiacán, the state capital, with a video on social media appearing a helicopter opening hearth on a place of dwelling.

He used to be up to now arrested in October 2019, however infantrymen have been compelled to give up him after gunmen led to chaos in Culiacán. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has time and again performed down the botched raid, pronouncing he ordered Guzmán launched to avoid wasting lives.

Cartel gunmen on Thursday as soon as once more burnt buses, blocked roads and closed the airport after Guzmán’s arrest. “Given the occasions which can be happening in Culiacán, I ask the voters to stay calm and take refuge of their properties,” Sinaloa governor Rubén Rocha Moya wrote on Twitter.

Movies on social media confirmed gunmen bursting into the town’s airport and passengers on an Aeromexico flight cowering onboard. The airline stated a bullet struck a aircraft, forcing the cancellation of a Mexico Town flight.

The arrest comes forward of US president Joe Biden’s first talk over with to Mexico as a part of the North American leaders’ summit on January 9-10, the place safety can be amongst problems mentioned.

Mexican overseas minister Marcelo Ebrard stated US officers had asked Guzmán’s arrest since 2019. “There’s no connection between the police operation and the summit,” he advised newshounds. 

The elder Guzmán is serving a lifestyles sentence in a US jail after his 2019 conviction on drug-trafficking, guns and different fees.



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