The Mexican Ministry of defense has released on Thursday video footage of the failed arrest of "El Chapos" son. The images show Ovidio Guzman Lopez, as he leaves with your hands in a house. Heavily armed soldiers force him to his knees and press him to the wall.
In the Video is a call to see how the soldiers of Ovidio's request, his brother on a mobile phone. This to call back the fighters of the drug cartel, who want to thwart the arrest of the action of the military. His brother Archivaldo refuses – in short, the Situation in the city of Culiacan, escalated.
Many killed in battles
Spread over the whole city of soldiers and followers of the cartel battles fought. The fighters attacked military installations and blocked numerous routes to stop in addition to bring about hurrying soldiers. A total of 14 people were killed. To prevent even more bloodshed, withdrew the soldiers, about four hours after the start of the action.
During the Fight two officers and nine soldiers were taken by the cartel as hostages. This came free again, after the soldiers let go a short time before arrested Ovidio, too. Who had carefully negotiated during the use with the drug cartel, is not known.
criticisms of Mexico's President
The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador was criticized after the failed arrest strong. This is defended, in turn, the actions of the military. In a speech on Wednesday to let Lopez be announced, to be considered to have acted correctly: "It was right, because human lives are most Important."
Ovidios father Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced in July in New York to life in prison, after he had been arrested in Mexico and extradited. "El Chapo" was the head of the Sinaloa cartel and one of the most wanted drug lords in Mexico and the United States. (mp/AP)
Created: 01.11.2019, 20:33 PM