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World El Chapo's son involved in police shootout

10:15  18 october  2019
10:15  18 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Mexican authorities have said one of El Chapo ' s sons was located but not in custody. Gunfights between Mexican police and drug cartel members rocked the northwestern city of Culiacan on Thursday after special security forces located the son of the notorious drug kingpin El Chapo .

One of El Chapo ' s sons is now being held by Mexican authorities, and a massive shootout is going down in the city where the drug kingpin' s offspring was arrested. According to multiple reports, El Chapo ' s son Ovidio Guzmán López has been taken into custody in the Mexican city of Culiacán

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.

Mexico's Secretary of Defence Alfonso Durazo said guard members came under fire from the house around 3.30pm as they were conducting patrols in the area.

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In El Chapo ’ s absence, his sons — known as Los Chapitos or Los Menores — have taken over their father’ s faction of the cartel, with Ovidio and Miguel Fernandez Flores contributed reporting. Cover: El Chapo ' s son Ovidio Guzmán in Mexican military police custody on Wednesday, October 17, 2019.

" El Chapo ," 62, was sentenced to life in prison in July for trafficking hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States over the course of a He is considered the most powerful drug lord since Colombia' s Pablo Escobar, who was killed in a police shootout in 1993.

The violence quickly escalated as Sinaloa cartel members opened fire. Roads in the city were blocked by burning trucks and army teams. Images on Twitter showed masked gunmen operating machine guns.

The shootout forced residents to flee in a panic while others sought shelter in nearby homes and businesses.

CNN reported that the guards were forced to suspend the operation due to safety risk to the public.

Durazo said Lopez was released in order to protect members of the public and that officials were forced to back down when the security forces were overpowered by cartel members.

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