Heavy fighting erupts in northern Mexico as El Chapo son goes free

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Heavy fighting broke out in northern Mexico today after the security forces seized one of the sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Fighting raged for several hours after Ovidio Guzmán López was found during a routine patrol in the city of Culiacán.

Footage showed heavily-armed men firing on police, with cars, bodies and burning barricades strewn in the road.

Police withdrew without Mr Guzmán in their custody to avoid further violence, officials said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50092641
 

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Ovidio Guzmán López released by police to prevent civil war in Mexico



Ovidio Guzman Lopez has been released by Mexico's security forces after his arrest triggered an all-out cartel war.

The handsome model is the son of notorious drug lord Joaquin Guzman, best known as El Chapo.

The 28-year-old is one of four children from his dad's second marriage.
El Chapo had two other wives and at least six more children, according to reports.

Ovidio is the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel. He and his older brother Ivan took control of the drug gang after their father was captured and extradited to the US in 2017.

The sons, who are known locally as "Los Chapitos", were previously believed to have been in a battle with one of the cofounders of the cartel.
Ismel "El Mayo" Zambada reportedly wanted them removed from the organisation.
The Sinaloa Cartel, also known as the Guzman-Loera Organisation, is an international drug trafficking, money laundering and organised crime gang, which was established in the late 1980s.


 

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Barefoot corpse of young man dragged through the street in Mexico cartel war

Witnesses describe scenes of panic in Culiacán as the city is a stronghold for the Sinaloa cartel. Families with small children fled from gunfire. Meanwhile graphic video posted online shows the corpse of a young man dragged through the street with a toilet roll thrown onto the body.



You can watch the video here.
 
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