Shots at a plane with Mexican military reinforcements after their arrival at the Culiacán International Airport. By the arrest again of Ovidio Guzmán , son of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán Loera and other people, armed groups set fire to buses and trucks in Culiacan and barricaded themselves at the airport, closing schools as well as government offices.
Mexican drug lord Ovidio Guzmán, son of jailed Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, has been arrested by Mexican authorities, four officials familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. News of the capture came after a night of violence in the city of Culiacán. , in the northern state of Sinaloa, home to the drug cartel of the same name and one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world.
Ovidio, who has become a key figure in the Sinaloa cartel after his father’s arrest, was briefly detained in October 2019 by security forces but quickly released to avoid violent reprisals from his drug gang, in an embarrassing move. setback for the Mexican authorities.
On Thursday morning, security forces were busy trying to contain the Guzmán family’s reaction in the area, one of the officials said.
The Culiacán airport was closed and will remain so until 10:00 p.m. local time, the airport said in Twitter