The arrest of Mexican drug lord Ovidio sparked riots among local gangs.


[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Mexican security forces arrested Ovidio Guzman, the son of the big drug lord "Short" Guzman and the young master of the drug cartel Sinaloa on the 5th.

The operation triggered riots among drug cartels, and armed conflicts broke out with the military and police on the streets.

According to officials, 29 people were killed in the incident.

"Reuters" reported that Mexican Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval (Luis Cresencio Sandoval) said on Friday local time that 29 people were killed in the violence triggered by the arrest of Ovidio, 19 were gang members, 10 were military police, but there were no civilians. killed.

Another 21 people were arrested.

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador) said that there are currently no plans to extradite Ovidio to the United States, and the case will be decided by Mexican judges.

The raid was conducted without U.S. military assistance.

Ovidio's father, Guzman, was arrested and extradited to the United States in 2017 to serve time in a maximum-security prison.

Sanduohua said that Sinaloa will maintain a high security state to protect the public, and will send an additional 1,000 soldiers to support that day.

The Mexican police caught Ovidio in 2019, but had to return to the mountain to avoid the threat of violence from his men.

The U.S. issued a reward order in December last year, offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Ovidio and three other brothers.

The time when Mexico successfully captured Ovidio this time was just before the visit of US President Biden to attend the summit next week.