One of the sons of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested

Ovidio Guzmán is suspected by Mexican authorities of leading a unit linked to the Pacific Cartel.

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Mexico’s National Security Secretary Luis Crescencio Sandoval announced on Thursday (January 5) that Mexican authorities arrested Ovidio Guzman, the son of jailed US drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. A drug lord’s son was caught in the northwestern city of Culiacan.

He was transferred on an Air Force flight to Mexico City, where he was taken to the office of an organized crime prosecutor. After the arrest of Ovidio Guzman, 32, a fierce gun battle broke out between police and gunmen in Culiacan. and vehicle fires. One national guard was killed and 28 hospitalized, Sinaloa state governor Ruben Rocha said.

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Ovidio Guzman is accused of leading the Los Menores faction linked to the Pacific Cartel (another name for the Sinaloa Cartel), the National Security Secretary said. It was founded four decades ago by “El Chapo”, who was jailed for life in the United States.

The arrest comes three days before US President Joe Biden arrives in Mexico. The United States offered five million dollars to capture the sons of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard denied the arrest was a gesture by his government toward Washington, and ruled out an “express” handover of “El Radon.”

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