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"El Chapo" son arrested: Videos show outbreak of violence in Mexico


Airplane passengers in fear of death, burning trucks and children with guns: cell phone recordings from Mexico show the outbreak of violence after the arrest of the son of the notorious drug lord »El Chapo«.

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Burning buses and trucks as symbols of escalating violence, set on fire by criminals.

Drug gang members and security forces have been fighting for hours in Mexico.

According to the government, a total of 29 people were killed, including 10 military personnel and 19 criminals.

In light of the clashes, people in the state of Sinaloa have been asked to stay in their homes.

Schools, public buildings and the Culiacan airport have been closed.

The reason: the arrest of this man, archive footage here.

Ovidio Guzmán, son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, better known as "El Chapo".

Ovidio Guzmán had been arrested before in 2019 but was later released by order of the president to stop heavy fighting between criminals and security forces.

According to the authorities, the 32-year-old runs several laboratories for the production of methamphetamine and is said to have ordered the murders of informants and rivals.

Shortly after the arrest, there was a shootout at Culiacan airport, among other places.

Cell phone videos from a passenger plane show frightened passengers dodging the shots on the tarmac.

Luis Cresencio Sandoval, Secretary of Defense Mexico

“The arrested person was taken to Mexico City from the place of his arrest on a Mexican Air Force plane.

The Mexican Army, National Guard and Air Force continue to conduct ground and air reconnaissance operations to assist civilian authorities in restoring law and order and the rule of law.”

Mobile phone videos from social networks are said to show cartel gangs, some with armed children.

The Mexican government speaks of a "hard blow to the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel," which Ovidio Guzmán has led in part since his father's arrest.

His father "El Chapo" smuggled tons of cocaine and heroin into the United States and made billions from it.

He is also said to have been responsible for up to 3,000 murders.

He twice broke out of maximum security prisons in Mexico.

After his last arrest, he was extradited to the United States and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Ovidio Guzmán was taken to Mexico City and turned over to the Organized Crime Prosecutor's Office.

The US State Department put a $5 million bounty on his head.

It is still unclear whether and when the drug lord will be extradited to the USA.

Source: spiegel

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