Mexico: 29 dead from the operation to arrest El Chapo’s son

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With many victims it was completed the operation to arrest the drug lord Ovid Guzmán in the State of Sinaloaaccording to what Mexican Defense Minister Luis Crescencio Sandoval announced on Friday.

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Specifically, 19 alleged gang members and 10 soldiers were killed in the violent incidents that shook Mexico during the operation to capture Guzman, the son of the notorious, imprisoned Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Members of the Sinaloa cartel and their associates have launched violent attacks in the region, shooting police and soldiers, torching vehicles and blocking roads along the Pacific coast.

The riots centered on the city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa, home to the powerful cartel headed by “El Chapo” until his arrest in 2016 and his extradition to the US the following year.

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In the press conference given by the Mexican Minister of Defense, he said that a total of 21 people were arrested in yesterday’s operations, while there were no reports of civilian deaths. He added that 1,000 soldiers are expected to arrive in the city today to reinforce local security forces.

It is noted that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that no US forces were involved in the operation to arrest Ovid.

Source: News Beast

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