29 Killed in Fighting During Arrest of Mexico Drug Kingpin's Son

19 suspected drug criminals and 10 soldiers of Mexico were killed in an operation to arrest a son of jailed drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo". Media Reports quoting Mexico Authority that it was a dramatic shootout.

Symbolic Firemen. Image: Alotrobo, Pexels.

Mexico: Finally, he was arrested but in exchange of 10 Mexican soldier's life. The 19 criminals also were killed in the gunfighting during the arrest operation of Mexico Drug Kingpin's Son. Soldiers retook the control of the Sinaloa where the rampage was occurred to try to free the drug trafficker's boss.

Ovidio Guzman was caught in the northwestern city on Thursday and flown to Mexico City before being transferred to the high-security Altiplano prison in central Mexico from which "El Chapo" once escaped dramatically.

He is 32-year-old. The nicknamed is "El Raton". He had allegedly helped to run his father's operations since the former Sinaloa cartel boss was extradited to the USA in 2017. El Raton means rate in English.

Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval told media that a commanding colonel was among those killed after his team came under attack following the arrest.

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Another 35 soldiers sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital, while 21 gunmen were captured.

The minister also said that a civilian airliner that was about to take off from Culiacan International Airport, as well as two Mexican Air Force aircraft, were hit by gunfire as cartel henchmen tried to free Ovidio Guzman.

The military planes "had to make an emergency landing" after receiving "a significant number of impacts," said Sandoval.

No injuries resulted from the plane attacks and Culiacan airport resumed operations on Friday.

Source: Global News, MSN

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