In Mexico, after the arrest of the
Ovidio Guzman Lopez, large-scale riots began.
The drug lord's fighters fired at two planes and killed three security forces.
The shootout between the gang and law enforcement officers lasted all day on January 5.
The BBC writes about it.
Guzmán López, who was the leader of his father's drug cartel, was detained in Culiacan.
After that, members of his gang set up roadblocks, set fire to cars and fired at two planes.
A wave of violence, narco-blockades and shootings took over #Sinaloa, after an operation in Culiacán to recapture #OvidioGuzmán, son of El Chapo and one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.
— SieteDíasOaxaca (@sietediasoaxaca) January 5, 2023
The detention provoked a real carnage on the streets of the city — members of the drug cartel engaged in a shootout with law enforcement officers, as a result of which 10 people died and 29 others were injured.
More than 100 flights were canceled at three airports in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
Social media published a video of a passenger plane that was supposed to fly from Culiacan to Mexico City being fired upon by militants.
Footage from onboard an AeroMexico flight that was shot while taxiing for takeoff at Culiacán airport.
Cartel members are currently conducting multiple attacks in retaliation for the arrest of Ovidio Guzman, El Chapós son#Mexico pic.twitter.com/MPI4juBzpj
— CNW (@ConflictsW) January 5, 2023
Militants also opened fire on security helicopters and fired at the plane in which Lopez was being transported.
The militants managed to shoot down two helicopters with the help of large-caliber weapons mounted on the armored cars of the drug lord's bodyguards.
Regional authorities reported that the situation was stabilized, and the drug lord was successfully flown to Mexico City by an Air Force plane, after which he will be extradited to the United States.
In connection with the riots, the authorities advised residents not to leave their homes and canceled classes at schools and universities.
Photo: Associated Press
As Mexican Defense Minister General Luis Cresencio Sandoval stated, before Ovidio Guzmán was caught, he was monitored for about six months.
Ovidio Guzmán was already detained in 2019, but then riots broke out on such a scale that he was released on the orders of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to avoid civilian casualties.
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