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World Mexican media reports capture of druglord "El Chapo" Guzman's son

03:21  18 october  2019
03:21  18 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Chaos in Mexico as El Chapo's son, a leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is reportedly captured

  Chaos in Mexico as El Chapo's son, a leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is reportedly captured MEXICO CITY - Gun battles erupted across the northern Mexican city of Culiacan on Thursday amid reports that the federal government had captured Ovidio Guzman Lopez, a leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel and the son of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Videos taken by journalists and civilians showed men in masks firing high-powered weapons on major city streets and a truck circulating with what appeared to be a large machine gun bolted to the back.Warnings spread on social media urging people to stay indoors. The online news site Riodoce reported that gunmen had blocked entrances to the city with burning vehicles.

The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman has been arrested after his scandalous prison break last year, the Mexican president Among the seized arms were .50-caliber sniper guns capable of penetrating most bullet-proof vests and cars, AP reported . The assault rifle had a .40 mm

Mexican special forces captured notorious drug kingpin Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman in a pre-dawn raid. CNN' s Brian Todd reports .

MEXICO CITY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Mexican security forces captured one of notorious drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons on Thursday, media reports said, after rumors of the detention led to fierce gunbattles in the city of Culiacan, a stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel.

In this AFPTV screen grab armed gunmen take position in a street of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin In this AFPTV screen grab armed gunmen take position in a street of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home state of Sinaloa, on October 17, 2019. - Heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle against Mexican security forces Thursday in the city of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home state of Sinaloa. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Mexican networks Televisa and Milenio both said security forces had confirmed the capture Ovidio Guzman, believed to be influential in the cartel along with his bother Ivan and Archivaldo since his father was imprisoned in the United States.

The Mexican government did not immediately respond to request for comment.

(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz and Stefanie Eschenbacher)

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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