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US News Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, as El Chapo’s Son Is Arrested and Released

11:15  18 october  2019
11:15  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Street Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, After Arrest of El Chapo’s Son

  Street Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, After Arrest of El Chapo’s Son MEXICO CITY — Cartel gunmen paralyzed a major Mexican city on Thursday, unleashing hails of automatic gunfire in broad daylight and blockading major thoroughfares in a staggering show of force after the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera. The violence began shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the city of Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa State, when a patrol of 30 soldiers came under attack by individuals in a home in the neighborhood of Tres Ríos, according to government officials.

THE son of notorious drug lord El Chapo was released by Mexico ' s security forces last night after his arrest triggered an all- out cartel Gunfire broke out between gang members and soldiers for several hours, with men wielding El Chapo ’ s son was arrested at 3.30pm Thursday in Culiacán , Mexico .

Culiacan , home to El Chapo ' s Sinaloa cartel, witnessed hours of gunfire and chaos, during which civilians were forced to run for cover on suburban streets or Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as El Chapo , came to be considered one the world' s most powerful drug traffickers. While in prison, his

a fire truck driving down a street: In a screenshot from AFPTV, trucks burned in a street in Culiacán, Mexico, on Thursday. © Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In a screenshot from AFPTV, trucks burned in a street in Culiacán, Mexico, on Thursday.

MEXICO CITY — Cartel gunmen paralyzed a major Mexican city on Thursday, unleashing hails of automatic gunfire in broad daylight in a staggering show of force after soldiers arrested and then released Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera.

The violence began shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the city of Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa State, when a patrol of 30 soldiers came under attack by individuals in a home in the neighborhood of Tres Ríos, according to government officials.

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In Culiacán , masked men exchange gunfire with security forces and erect burning barricades as armed trucks patrol. Over the course of decades in the business, the 62-year-old had been arrested three times – twice in Mexico and once in Guatemala – and managed to make two spectacular escapes

Reports that Ovidio Guzmán, one of Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán' s four sons , are accurate, a senior government source told Reuters. Several prisoners escaped during hours of fighting in Culiacán after reports spread of the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán. Vehicles burn in the street Thursday in Culiacan

After taking control of the home, the security forces encountered and detained four men — among them Mr. Guzmán López, a leader in the Sinaloa cartel. Cartel gunmen then surrounded the home and engaged the armed forces, the officials said. But they ultimately decided to release him.

Later, the cartel deployed fighters throughout the neighborhood and began burning vehicles and blockading streets throughout the city.

Video: 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison (AP)


Gunfire continued into Thursday night, as soldiers and cartel fighters battled in the streets. In its brief statement, the government said it had opted to suspend its operation, but did not elaborate on what exactly that meant. Later, it became clear through local media that the government forces had indeed released Mr. Guzmán López back into the custody of the cartel.

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Two of El Chapo ’ s older sons who helped take over his business after his arrest in 2016, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar and Jesús Alfredo The drug kingpin’ s sons were often mentioned during his trial, and they were accused of helping to orchestrate his tunnel escape from a maximum-security

One of El Chapo ' s sons is now being held by Mexican authorities In video posted on social media by journalists in Mexico , you can see a massive police presence carrying out an apparent operation Terror en Culiacán , Sinaloa, por la detención de Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, hijo de ' El Chapo '.

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 Mexican drug lord Joaquin © Thomson Reuters  Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is shown shortly after extradition in New York, U.S., January 19, 2017, in this booking photo released February 12, 2019. The development was a major humiliation for the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has struggled to articulate a clear security strategy to combat Mexico’s record violence. Some analysts even cast doubt on the government narrative that 30 soldiers and national guardsmen were patrolling and came under attack by a small contingent of gunmen.

“My suspicion is that they went after him and they lost,” said Eduardo Guerrero, a security analyst in Mexico City.

The echo of gunfire sent citizens fleeing for safety as the assault began, while others sat trapped in their vehicles, capturing footage on cellphone cameras. The harrowing videos, uploaded onto social media, showed heavily armed men in ski masks blocking streets and halting traffic while plumes of black smoke filled the sky.

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The son of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman was arrested in Mexico Thursday amid gun battles between his supporters and security forces, a report said. Ovidio Guzman Lopez was arrested in Culiacan , a city in Western Mexico and a stronghold for El Chapo ’ s Sinaloa cartel, the

El Chapo Guzman, the former head of Mexico ’ s Sinaloa Cartel (Picture: AP). Fighters in black masks could be seen firing bullets from trucks when the violence erupted Civilians seeking shelter during clashes between armed groups and federal forces in Culiacan Picture: EL DEBATE DE SINALOA).

A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin © Thomson Reuters A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. Others showed the powerful weaponry wielded by the traffickers, including mounted .50-caliber guns.

In capturing Mr. Guzmán López on his home turf, at least before handing him back over, the government had hoped to deal yet another blow to the Sinaloa cartel, which has struggled to regain its footing after the arrest and conviction of the elder Mr. Guzman, its longtime leader, known as El Chapo.

In its response, the cartel appeared to be sending a message of its own — and a far more powerful one.

“In my 21 years of covering crime at the heart of drug world, this has been the worst shootout and the most horrible situation I have ever encountered,” said Ernesto Martínez, a local crime reporter who was caught in the middle of a gun battle only a few feet away from his vehicle.

Mr. Martínez had gone to report on a separate shooting when he ran into an army vehicle, which had stopped a car with individuals carrying machine guns. Suddenly, he said, the gunfire started and the soldiers yelled: “Everybody down, shootout!”

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The son of Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman was released by Mexican authorities who came under intense attack after they detained him in a Smoke from burning cars rises due in Culiacan , Mexico . As word spread of Lopez’ s capture, intense gun battles broke out in the city in Mexico ’ s Sinaloa state.

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 Iván Amid the mayhem this afternoon in Culiacán , city residents feared the worst about what could happen in the fallout from the latest developments.

  Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, as El Chapo’s Son Is Arrested and Released Mr. Martínez said he then noticed a white vehicle with masked men shooting at the soldiers. He was still recording video of the scene as he drove to the nearest gas station looking for shelter.

“The sound of the bullets was so strong I could almost smell the gunpowder,” he said.

The gunfight lasted for 20 minutes before another one erupted, he said. The second shootout lasted for almost four hours, he said, and continued late into Thursday.

Mr. Martínez said most of the confrontations took place in Tres Ríos, an upscale commercial and business district, but he said chaos reigned throughout the city with burned vehicles and houses and roadblocks in different locations, and gunshots being fired at government buildings, including the state attorney’s office.

Hours after the mayhem began, most businesses had closed, with people locked down in their houses and public transportation suspended in what Mr. Martínez described as a “self-imposed” state of emergency.

Mexican drug lord Joaquin © Thomson Reuters Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is shown shortly after extradition, in New York, U.S., January 19, 2017, in this photo released February 12, 2019.  Mexico is facing its deadliest year since the country began recording homicide statistics more than 20 years ago. Warfare between rival cartels fighting for control of the drug trade to the United States has turned parts of the country into some of the deadliest places on earth.

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Troops Locate El Chapo ' s Son Sparking Intense Gun Battle . Culiacan , Mexico (AP) -- An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico ' s Sinaloa state Thursday after security He did not say if Ovidio Guzmán was arrested or went free.

The capture and arrest of the son of notorious drug lord Joaquin ' El Chapo ' Guzman triggered a fierce gun battle in the Mexican city of Culiacan on It called on residents to "remain calm, stay off the streets and be very attentive to official advisories on the evolving situation." The battle broke out in

The government has continued to target top cartel leaders in its now 13-year war on drugs. This despite the fact that the so-called kingpin strategy has helped usher in the nation’s most violent period in recent history.

It is not unheard-of for cartel assassins to stage brazen attacks in broad daylight, often in response to an arrest of a high-ranking member or to target their enemies. In May of last year, gunmen stormed a Japanese restaurant in Guadalajara, targeting a former state prosecutor and setting off a gun battle in an upscale area of the city.

Rumors quickly began circulating on social media late Thursday that the gunfights were related to the cartel that was run by Joaquín Guzmán Loera, which remains powerful in Sinaloa, his home state. He was convicted in February in the United States on drug, murder and money laundering charges, and was sentenced to life in prison.

Gallery: The trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' (Reuters)

a group of people posing for the camera: The accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin
In February, the Justice Department charged two of his sons, Joaquín Guzmán López and Ovidio Guzmán López, with one count each of conspiracy to “knowingly, intentionally, and willfully” distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana for import into the United States.

Two of Joaquín Guzmán López Loera’s older sons who helped take over his business after his arrest in 2016, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, also face charges in the United States. The drug kingpin’s sons were often mentioned during his trial, and they were accused of helping to orchestrate his tunnel escape from a maximum-security prison in Almoloya, Mexico, in 2015.

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  The Stunning Escape of El Chapo’s Son: It’s Like ‘a Bad Netflix Show’ The Stunning Escape of El Chapo’s Son: It’s Like ‘a Bad Netflix Show’So is embarrassing the government of Mexico.

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Mexico ’ s security council will convene in the city of Culiacan to control a security Several gangs subsequently came and surrounded the house, while other "carried out acts of El Chapo ’ s son is reportedly wanted in the United States on various drug-related charges.

Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman, in Culiacan , Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019 © Reuters / Jesus Bustamante. Culiacan , was released , Security Minister Alfonso Durazo confirmed following hours of uncertainty and reports of heavy gun battles in El Chapo ’ s home

But Thursday’s brazen display of firepower in the streets of Culiacán was extraordinary behavior for the Sinaloa cartel, which has generally tried to keep a lower profile, analysts said, a potential harbinger of a split in the nation’s once-dominant criminal organization.

Some believe the cartel’s show of force might reflect a schism within the group, one that deepened with the arrest of El Chapo. Since then, various factions have been jockeying for control and some suspected that it might have been one of those factions that engaged in Thursday’s mayhem.

“This break from the pattern signals a major disruption,” said Jaime López Aranda, a security analyst based in Mexico City. “I think that being so brazen and so open is the kind of thing done by organizations that are less disciplined and coherent and organized.”

“The ability to exercise restraint is key to an organization’s survival in the long term,” he added. “Successful criminal organizations are able to restrain themselves, and Sinaloa has been successful for a long time.”

Paulina Villegas and Kirk Semple contributed reporting.

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After Soldiers Surrender El Chapo’s Son, a Shocked Mexican City Sighs With Relief .
In the days following the siege of the city of Culiacán by the Sinaloa cartel, residents were overcome with relief: Relief that the terror is over. That more people did not die. And that government forces, which had captured the son of the former cartel leader Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” handed back their target rather than keep waging a bloody battle.

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