The son of the Mexican drug lord took a dramatic scene after being arrested.
According to the European Union news agency, the Mexican security forces arrested Ovidio Guzman, the son of the drug scorpion “dwarf” Joaquin Guzman, in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa, on the 18th, but was subsequently attacked by drug trafficking groups. The gunmen were besieged and the street gunfire was everywhere. The authorities had to release Ovidio for security reasons.
According to reports, Mexican Security Minister Alfonso Durazzo said that the Mexican security forces had released them after a brief arrest of the son of the Mexican drug lord (Ovidio). Durazzo said the move was to protect lives.
Durazzo said the security forces were attacked while patrolling and arrested four men, including Ovideo, in a nearby house who were accused of drug trafficking in the United States. But then, the house was surrounded by heavily armed gunmen. As the gunmen have more powerful firepower, the authorities decided to suspend operations in order to maintain social calm in the city, protect the safety of the security forces and civilians.
According to reports, after the news of the arrest of the Ovideo, the son of Mexico’s drug lord, a huge number of hours of fierce gun battles broke out in Culiacan. Some members of the group loyal to the drug trafficking leader were fully armed and opened fire on Mexican security forces.
A video posted on social media shows that members of the drug trafficking group armed with guns are in the city with at least one truck with organic guns, arsoning vehicles and gas stations, blocking the streets. Some local civilians hid in the aisles of a supermarket, while others hid in the leafy suburban streets.
The local police said that there have been no reports of deaths. They also confirmed that several prisoners escaped from prisons during the chaos of drug dealers for several hours, and the exact figures are still unknown.
Reuters quoted police sources as reporting that Culiacan is the seat of the Sinaloa drug trafficking group. After Joaquin Guzman was imprisoned in the United States, Ovidio and his brothers were quite influential in the drug trafficking group. Guzman, the world’s number one drug singer of the “dwarf”, is the head of the Mexican drug trafficking group Sinaloa, who has smuggled at least hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, ice and marijuana to the United States for years.
In February of this year, the US Federal Court of New York sentenced Huajin Guzman to 10 counts of drug trafficking, money laundering, and murder. Huajin Guzman was sentenced to life imprisonment in July. Guzman was the head of the Sinaloa drug trafficking group in Mexico and the largest drug supplier in the United States. The 28-year-old Ovidio, the son of the Mexican drug lord, has gradually taken over his father’s drug business.