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World Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' captured

04:10  18 october  2019
04:10  18 october  2019 Source:   bbc.com

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Mexican security forces have arrested one of the sons of notorious drug kingpin Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán, local media report. The reported capture of Ovidio Guzmán López triggered heavy gun battles between suspected cartel members and the security forces across the city.

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a group of people riding on the back of a truck: Armed men were seen in several areas of Culiacán on Thursday© AFP/Getty Images Armed men were seen in several areas of Culiacán on Thursday

Mexican security forces have arrested one of the sons of notorious drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, local media report.

They say this happened in the western city of Culiacán, the stronghold of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel.

The reported capture of Ovidio Guzmán López triggered heavy gun battles between suspected cartel members and the security forces across the city.

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  Fierce gun battle rocks El Chapo's bastion in Mexico Heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle with Mexican security forces Thursday in the city of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home state of Sinaloa. Sustained, heavy gunfire rocked the western city of 750,000 people in a battle that left blazing vehicles strewn across the street and sent terrified residents running for shelter, said AFP journalists at the scene.

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In July, Guzmán was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.

Guzmán, 62, had been found guilty by a court in New York on 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering.

He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2015, but was later arrested. He was extradited to the US in 2017.

Guzmán is a former head of the Sinaloa cartel, which officials say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US.

What happened in Culiacán?

Reports of the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán led to heavy shooting across the city, which is the capital of Sinaloa state.

The Sinaloa state government said it was "working to restore calm and order in the face of the high-impact incidents that have occurred in recent hours in various points around Culiacán", AFP news agency reports.

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  El Chapo's son involved in police shootout The son of infamous drug lord "El Chapo" was arrested briefly by security forces before cartel gang members freed him after a wild gun battle in the streets of a Mexican city. Ovidio Guzman Lopez was one of four men taken into custody when National Guard officers stormed a house in Culiacan city, in the country's west, around 3.30pm local time, CNBC reported. 1/5 SLIDES © Mexico Police Ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of El Chapo, was arrested briefly today in Mexico.

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A son of Mexico ’s infamous drug lord Joaquin ‘ El Chapo ’ Guzman was among a group of suspected criminals abducted in a top tourist resort.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would make a statement later on Thursday.

What was El Chapo's role in Mexico's drug trade?

"El Chapo" (or "Shorty") ran the Sinaloa cartel across northern Mexico.

Over time, it became one of the biggest traffickers of drugs to the US. In 2009, Guzmán entered Forbes' list of the world's richest men at number 701, with an estimated worth of $1bn (£775m).

He was accused of having helped export hundreds of tonnes of cocaine into the US and of conspiring to manufacture and distribute heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana.

He was also said to have used hitmen to carry out "hundreds" of murders, assaults, kidnappings and acts of torture on rivals.

Key associates, including one former lieutenant, testified against Guzmán.

Mexican town turned to war zone fears new era of narco violence .
There is no telling when the narco violence that terrorized the Mexican city last week could return. People in Culiacan are used to living alongside drug traffickers. It is, after all, the state capital of Sinaloa, home to the powerful drug cartel of the same name and its jailed kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

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