With traces of bloodhundreds of casings and just over a dozen armored vehicles with bullet holes is the house where he was arrested Ovid Guzmanone of Joaquin’s sons El Chapo Guzmanin Sinaloa, north of Mexico.
The town of Jesús María, about 20 kilometers northwest of Culiacán, the state capital, lives this Saturday the ravages of the operation last Thursday, in which Army and National Guard agents captured the Mexican drug lord. The deployment left 29 dead, a dozen of them belonging to the Mexican Armed Forces and 19 to the criminal groups that generated the violent disturbances. Some 30 vehicles were damaged and they were burned on the road after the confrontation, which lasted about 10 hours.
Inside the farm, of approximately 150 square meters, were scattered dozens of casings and sports cars damaged, in addition to other vehicles that have stickers of a mouse attached to them, alluding to the nickname by which Ovid is known. Until this Saturday, agents of the Mexican Army continue to carry out inspections in the area.
After his capture, Ovid Guzman was taken to the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) number 1 of the Altiplano -also known as Almoloya prison-, located in the State of Mexico, where his father was also held, who escaped from prison in 2015. There, a judge ordered preventive detention and set a period of 60 days for the United States to gather the information to request the extradition of the drug trafficker.
Meanwhile, his defense processed two appeals, one against immediate extradition and another to prevent Guzmán from remaining incommunicado. Also asked for medication alleging surgery and various diseases he suffers. Ovidio’s arrest was surprising as it occurred days before US President Joe Biden’s visit to Mexico, on the occasion of the North American Leaders Summit, although President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied any relationship between the two events.
humanitarian aid arrives
The governor of Sinaloa, Ruben Rocha Moyareported this Saturday that on instructions from López Obrador and in conjunction with his Government and the Secretary of National Defense, humanitarian aid to the Jesús María communitywhere Ovidio Guzmán was arrested.
The state president also said that personnel from the Federal Electricity Commission I would repair the supply network to restore electricity service in the community. Likewise, Rocha Moya asked the population not to have “fears of anything.”