YEREVAN, JANUARY 6, ARTSAKHPRESS. Three security force members have died in clashes in the state of Sinaloa after the arrest of a son of notorious Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo”, the BBC reports.
Ovidio Guzmán-López – himself alleged to be a leader of his father’s former cartel – was captured in Culiacán and transferred to Mexico City.
Furious gang members set up road blocks, set fire to vehicles and attacked a local airport.
Two planes were hit by gunfire – one while preparing to take off.
Mr Guzmán-López – nicknamed “The Mouse” – is accused of leading a faction of his father’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, the BBC quoted Mexican Defence Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval as saying. It is one of the largest drug-trafficking organisations in the world.
His father, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, is serving a life sentence in the US after being found guilty in 2019 of drug trafficking and money laundering.