Armed men took hostages, burned vehicles, and stormed an airport in northern Mexico on Thursday after federal forces captured Ovidio Guzmán, one of the world’s most wanted cartel leaders and the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Ovidio Guzmán is one of 10 children of “El Chapo,” the infamous drug lord who used innovative smuggling techniques to turn the Sinaloa drug cartel into one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the world.
But as agents were attempting to take him into custody, hundreds of Sinaloa fighters descended on the city, taking hostages, blocking intersections with burning vehicles and laying siege to a housing complex for the families of military personnel. Eight people were killed.
It’s an absolute war zone…
*CULIACÁN BAJO FUEGO PARA CAPTURAR AL CHAPITO.*
Esta mañana se dio un intenso tiroteo entre grupos de narcotraficantes y autoridades mejicanas que duró alrededor de 45 minutos.
Todo provocado por la captura de Ovidio Guzmán, hijo del Chapo Guzmán pic.twitter.com/8mqypIFkur