According to the Mexican government, 29 people have died in connection with the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán.
In Mexico, 29 people have been killed in connection with the operation that led to the arrest of the son of a drug lord.
According to the Mexican government, ten soldiers and 19 criminal suspects are among the dead.
35 soldiers have been wounded and received hospital treatment.
The target of the operation carried out by the authorities on Thursday was a drug lord sitting in prison of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán son Ovidio Guzmán.
The boy known as “El Raton” has a prominent position in the Sinaloa drug cartel. According to the authorities, the arrest was preceded by an intelligence operation that lasted six months.
In Culiacán, where the arrest was made, violence immediately broke out and authorities urged residents to shelter in their homes.
Since then, there has been violence in various parts of the state of Sinaloa. For example, cars have been burned and shootings have taken place on the streets. At least one passenger plane and two air force planes have been shot at.
According to the authorities, more than 20 gunmen have been arrested.
The arrest was made before Joe Biden’s visit
After his arrest, Ovidio Guzmán was flown to the country’s capital, Mexico City.
The arrest was made by the President of the United States Joe Biden Under the visit to Mexico.
The United States has previously promised a reward of five million dollars for information leading to the capture of the boy Guzmán, reports CNN news channel (you switch to another service).
Mexican authorities also arrested Ovidio Guzmán in October 2019, but at the time the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered his release in order to end the violence that broke out.
Sources: AFP, Reuters, AP