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The failed raid to capture El Chapo's son on Thursday, which led to the death of eight people in Mexico, was kicked off by an arrest warrant issued by a federal judge in Washington, DC.
Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture Ovidio Guzman Lopez, one of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, Thursday in Culiacan, in the Sinaloa state, after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded.
Authorities - Troops - Home - Thursday - Afternoon
Authorities said 35 troops arrived at a home Thursday afternoon to arrest Ovidio on a 2018 extradition request from the US. Although they entered the home where Ovidio and three others were inside, they did not take him into custody.
El Chapo's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, told the New York Post that Ovidio's arrest warrant originated from a federal judge in Washington, DC.
Lichtman - Ovidio - Custody - Smoke - Clears
Lichtman said that Ovidio is 'safe and not in custody,' but noted that it was 'unclear what exactly happened,' but that they would look into it 'As soon as the smoke clears.'
Ovidio and brother Joaquin Guzman Lopez were indicted in 2018 in Washington, along with a fourth brother, on charges of trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Indictment - February - Period - April - April
The indictment was unsealed on February 13 and covered the period from April 2008 to April 2018. At the time, the brothers' father, El Chapo, was running the Sinaloa cartel with Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada.
El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years by a Brooklyn federal judge in July, after being convicted of multiple charges, including drug trafficking, money laundering and murder conspiracy.
Cartel - El - Chapo - Sons - Iván
The cartel is now said to be run by El Chapo's two other sons, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán, alongside Zambada.
Thursday's gun battle was said to...
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