Ever since the capture of the son of well-known Mexican drug lord “El Chapo,” conflicts in the Sinaloa state have claimed the lives of three security personnel.
Ovidio Guzmán-López, thought to be in charge of his father’s erstwhile cartel, was apprehended in Culiacán and brought to Mexico City.
Gangbangers, who were enraged, stormed a nearby airport, halted traffic, and set cars on fire.
Gunfire struck two planes as they prepared to take off.
At airstrips in Sinaloa, there were delays for more than 100 aircraft.
According to the state’s authorities, eight patients have been hospitalized.
Defence Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval claims that Mr. Guzmán-López, also known by the alias “The Mouse,” is charged with running a division of his father’s infamous Sinaloa cartel.
This is among the biggest drug trafficking organizations in the nation.
His father, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, was found guilty in 2019 of bank fraud and drug trafficking.
Serving a sentence of imprisonment in the US at the moment. Several graphic details concerning the operations of the Mexican drug cartels were made public during his conviction.
Defense Secretary Sandoval
According to Defense Secretary Sandoval, US officials helped with the six-month surveillance effort to apprehend Mr. Guzmán-López.
Social site videos depict blazing buses obstructing traffic in Culiacan.
As per Mexican airline Aeromexico, gunfire struck a jet’s fuselage as it was getting ready to take off after Culiacán to Monterrey on Thursday morning.
Both customers and employees have not been harmed, it said. In a video that appears to be from a social networking site, people are seen bent over and trembling in their seats.
As per tourist David Tellez, when shots were fired near the plane, the passengers “threw themselves to the carpet while we scrambled for takeoff.”
According to the Mexican president’s civil aircraft division, an army aircraft was also struck close to Culiacan.
Joe Biden, the deputy chairman of the US, will visit Mexico for a summit of North American officials next week.
He would land on Sunday as opposed to Saturday, the minister of foreign affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, tweeted. He didn’t explain his early arrival.
Ruben Rocha Moya
According to the city’s mayor, Ruben Rocha Moya, as of Thursday morning, federal armed personnel have been present in Culiacán.
He instructed the populace to remain inside as numerous city sections were cordoned off. Numerous stores were also robbed.
According to sources, security guards and gangbangers engaged in gunfire until Thursday afternoon.
All schools in the province of Sinaloa will be open on Friday, according to the county board department in charge of education.
The threat of disturbance from Mr. Guzmán-supporters López’s caused him to be imprisoned by Mexican uniformed officers in 2019, and he was eventually released.
He and his brother Joaquin are currently in command of 11 methamphetamine manufacturing plants in the department of Sinaloa, which generate 1,300 to 2,200 kilograms (3,000 to 5,000 pounds) of narcotic each month, according to US Foreign Office.
They further said that there is proof that Mr. Guzmán-López may have ordered the murders of investigators, a gang member, and a famous Mexican singer when the latter refused to sing at his wedding.
The US promised a reward of up to $5 million (£4.2 million) last Dec for information that may result in the capture or imprisonment of Mr. Guzmán-López as well as three of his prominent brothers, who are alleged to have retained their positions of command within the organization.