Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' captured

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18th October, 2019 10:40:08 printer

Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' captured


There has been heavy fighting in northern Mexico between the security forces and members of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel after one of the group's leaders was discovered.

Ovidio Guzmán López was found during a routine patrol in Culiacán, reports BBC.

He is the son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, who was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in the US.

Guzmán, 62, had been found guilty in New York of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering.

He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2015, but was later arrested. He was extradited to the United States in 2017.

Joaquin Guzmán is a former head of the Sinaloa cartel, which officials say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US.