Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
|At the presentation an hour ago|
The Mexican Marina announced the capture of Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, 26, son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who had been captured in the last hours in an planned operation.
Whereas the exact location has not been revealed, it was reported to be in Zapopan, Jalisco. The operation began days before the capture, Army and Marina elements were deployed at that time. Presently, this is breaking news, with scarce details, however an official announcement and presentation of the younger Guzman will take place in the next few hours, or possibly tomorrow.
Last week the US Department of Treasury announced sanctions against Guzman Salazar and his mother Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez, age 53. Two other of Chapo’s seven known children were listed of those sanctioned; Ivan "El Chapito” Guzman Salazar Lopez, age 35 and Ovid Guzman Lopez age 22.
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Sanctions authorize authorities to seize any property of those listed in the U.S. and could potentially prosecute anyone doing business with them, or assisting them in business.
Further details will be posted as they come in
UPDATE after presentation:
The Navy Secretariat presented this afternoon to Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar alias'' El Gordo'' identified as'' son of Joaquin Guzman Loera El Chapo'' and considered " as one of the top leaders "of the Sinaloa cartel and a" key element "of this group of drug traffickers. Semar spokesman Jose Luis Vergara, Salazar said Guzman was "presumably in charge of managing the assets" of their father, the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, "El Chapo" Guzman.
On the premises of the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (OFDI), said Guzman Salazar has an extradition order in the U.S. and with warrants in Chicago.
Vergara said that, as a result of an intense naval intelligence and information sharing with U.S. agencies, this morning was arrested by special forces of the Navy of Mexico Guzman Salazar, in a home in Colonia Jardines de la Patria, municipality of Zapopan, Jalisco. Guzman was arrested with Kevin Daniel Beltran Rios 19-year-old, who was also presented and identified as a suspected collaborator and member of the Sinaloa cartel.
In the operation they seized two rifles and two short, four grenades, $ 135 thousand, 295 thousand dollars, identification with different names and two vehicles. Guzman Salazar, a native of Jalisco, "is considered one of the main leaders of the Sinaloa cartel and key element of the criminal organization, not only because of its direct link with their leader by blood, known as 'El Chapo', but it presumably is responsible for the management of its property, "added the spokesman read a statement. said Guzman Salazar "was coordinating the movement of most of the drugs sent to United States for the Sinaloa cartel, including cocaine and heroin" .
Vergara explained that Guzman Salazar, son of Alexandrina Maria Salazar and Joaquín Guzmán Loera, has an arrest warrant in Chicago, because since 2009 the Northern District of Illinois charged him with participating with his father in a series of crimes for drug trafficking
Source for update: Informador
Source for update: Informador