With traces of blood, hundreds of shell casings and just over a dozen armored vehicles with bullet holes, the house where Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán, was held in Sinaloa of Mexico.
The town of Jesús María, about 20 kilometers northwest of Culiacán, capital of the state, this Saturday is experiencing the devastation of last Thursday’s operation, in which agents of the army and the national guard captured the Mexican drug lord.
The operation, which resulted in 29 deaths, a dozen of them belonging to the Mexican Armed Forces and 19 to the criminal groups that generated the violent riots, also left about 30 vehicles on the road that were blown up and set on fire after the clash that lasted about 10 hours, which to date have not retired.
The farm where El Chapo Guzmán’s son was
While inside the farm, of about 150 square meters, Dozens of wrecked and damaged sports cars were missing, as were other vehicles that They attached stickers of a mouse, alluding to the nickname by which Ovid is known.
After his capture, Ovidio Guzmán was admitted to the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation (Cefereso) number 1 of the Altiplano -also known as Almoloya prison-, located in the State of Mexico, where his father was also detained, who is from there fled in 2015.
There, a judge ordered his custody and arrest a 60-day period for the United States to collect information to request extradition of the drug dealer
Meanwhile, his defense has drafted two injunctions, one against immediate extradition and another to prevent Guzmán from remaining in solitary confinement, as well as demanding that he be granted medication for alleged surgeries and various ailments he suffers from.
The arrest of Ovidio Guzmán
Ovidio’s arrest, which took place a few days before US President Joe Biden’s visit to Mexico on the occasion of the North American Leaders Summit, is surprising, even though President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has denied any connection between the two events.
No less than 26 armored trucks were those protecting one of the heirs of the Sinaloa Cartel and for which the United States has offered up to $5 million for his capture.
These vans, of different models such as Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Lobo, had some particularities. Some have been adapted to be able to operate the machine guns outside the cockpit. Others had some kind of shield on the sliding windows Located on the roof to give more protection when shooting.
The governor of Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha Moya, reported this Saturday that on instructions from López Obradorand in collaboration with his government and the Secretariat of National Defense, humanitarian aid would be provided to the community of Jesús María, where Ovidio Guzmán was being held.
The state president also said that Federal Electricity Commission staff will repair the utility network to restore electric service to the community.
Similarly, Rocha Moya asked the population “not to be afraid of anything”.
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