Mexican Authorities Remove Charred Vehicles in Culiacan After Son of 'El Chapo' Arrested

Authorities patrolled the streets of Culiacan, Mexico, and removed burnt vehicles from roads on January 6, they said, the day after the capture of alleged drug trafficker Ovidio Guzman, a son of former cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Public Security Sinaloa said police were carrying out “preventive tasks” in different areas of Culiacan, according to a machine translation.

Authorities said burnt-out vehicles blocking roads were being removed from different parts of the city.

The arrest operation of Guzman led to an outbreak of violence, which involved vehicles being set on fire to blockade various routes in Culiacan and elsewhere in the state of Sinaloa, and gun battles between “armed civilians.”

Head of the National Defense Secretariat Luis Cresencio Sandoval said 10 soldiers died during the operation and 35 were injured, while 19 alleged criminals died and 21 were arrested, local media reported. Credit: Public Security Sinaloa via Storyful

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