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El Chapo's son arrested then released under heavy gunfire

Credit: CBS News- Published on October 18, 2019
Chaotic scenes of violence paralyzed the streets of a Mexican city Thursday. A son of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was briefly apprehended then later released. Before he was let go police clashed with heavily-armed members of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Officials say they arrested Ovidio Guzmán López, who is...
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Published on October 18, 2019 -  01:11
Gun Battles Erupt in Mexico After Son of 'El Chapo' Is Captured
Gun Battles Erupt in Mexico After Son of 'El Chapo' Is Captured The rampage took place in parts of the Sinaloa city of Culiacán. Sinaloa is the base of the Sinaloa drug cartel, run by 'El Chapo' Guzmán prior to his imprisonment in the U.S. The gunfire reportedly began when a National Guard patrol was fired upon by armed gunmen. Security forces attempted to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, son of the notorious drug lord, but they were met with heavy gunfire. The gunmen apparently went on a rampage, setting vehicles and gas stations on fire. Residents scrambled to take cover. Wanted in the U.S. on charges of drug-trafficking, López — known as "El Ratón" — was released by police due to the scale of violence. Alfonso Durazo, Mexico's security secretary, via NPR News Mexican officials say that there were injuries, but no official count has been made known to the public.

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