Mexico’s army has transported Ovidio Guzmán, son of convicted crime boss Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, to Mexico Metropolis after his arrest on Thursday morning triggered violence within the Pacific Coast state of Sinaloa.
Guzmán, referred to as ‘El Ratón’, was captured in a hamlet on the outskirts of Culiacán, the state capital, with a video on social media exhibiting a helicopter opening hearth on a residence.
He was beforehand arrested in October 2019, however troopers have been compelled to give up him after gunmen brought on chaos in Culiacán. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has repeatedly performed down the botched raid, saying he ordered Guzmán launched to save lots of 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 residents to stay calm and take shelter of their houses,” Sinaloa governor Rubén Rocha Moya wrote on Twitter.
Videos on social media confirmed gunmen bursting into 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 Metropolis flight.
The arrest comes forward of US president Joe Biden’s first go to to Mexico as a part of the North American leaders’ summit on January 9-10, the place safety will likely be amongst points mentioned.
Mexican international minister Marcelo Ebrard stated US officers had requested Guzmán’s arrest since 2019. “There’s no connection between the police operation and the summit,” he informed reporters.
The elder Guzmán is serving a life sentence in a US jail after his 2019 conviction on drug-trafficking, weapons and different costs.
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