El Chapo’s son Ovidio Guzman arrested in Sinaloa cartel’s Mexico stronghold sparking bloody gunfights – The Sun

GUN wars have erupted in Mexico after the eldest son of notorious drug lord El Chapo was arrested.

Ovidio Guzman was captured along with several of his brothers, who were believed to have taken over the Sinaloa cartel.

The news of Guzman being held in a detention facility sparked chaos in the the city of Culiacan, in Sinaloa.

Gunmen were allegedly roaming the streets in trucks, with one claimed to hold a mounted machine gun.

It's alleged that several gang members walked around firing high-powered weapons.


Local reports suggest the attackers had blocked off entrances to certain parts of the city with burning vehicles.

Warnings have been spread on social media urging people to stay indoors.

Civilians were said to be fleeing for their lives, hiding in supermarket aisles and suburban streets, Los Angeles Times reported.


No deaths have currently been confirmed, although reports suggested there were men lying lifelessly on the ground.

During the shocking scenes, several prisoners were reported to have escaped from a prison.

Footage allegedly showed at least 20 people running in the streets, it has not yet been determined how many had escaped.


The arrest of Guzman was conducted at around 3.30pm Thursday between the army and Mexico's newly formed national guard.

This has happened months after Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

He was found guilty of trafficking masses cocaine, heroine and marijuana while running the Sinaloa Cartel.

The 62-year-old was transferred to a supermax, super-maximum security, prison in Florence, Colorado.

He will spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement.

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