Armed attacks, fires, shootings and damage to a plane in northern Mexico

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  • The unleashed violence would be related to the arrest of the son of 'El Chapo', Ovidio Guzmán

Armed attacks, fires, shootings and damage to a plane in northern Mexico

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Authorities from Culiacán, in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, recommended this Thursday that the population of that city remain in their homes due to various armed confrontations in which vehicles were set on fire, drug blockades, shootings and car thefts.

A passenger plane in Mexico received damage. A bullet was fired this Thursday moments before taking off from the city of Culiacán (northwest), in the midst of shootings that broke out after an operation to arrest a son of drug trafficker Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán.

“This morning a bullet impact was detected in the fuselage of an Embraer 190 team that was ready to operate flight AM165 on the Culiacán-Mexico City route, which was canceled for reasons security,” said the company Aeroméxico in a statement. The aircraft never started up. his career taking off and “customers and partners are safe.”

“After this incident, the company's protocols were activated and the corresponding authorities were notified,” said the company. the statement.

Culiacán was the scene this Thursday of clashes between drug traffickers and security forces, which broke out after the capture of Ovidio Guzmán, son of “El Chapo”, who is serving a prison sentence. life in the United States.

The shootings spread to the Culiacán international airport, whose operations were suspended, and to other areas of northern Mexico. “There have been various riots in the city. Now we ask the public that, if they don't have to go out, they don't go out,” said the Secretary of Public Security of Sinaloa, Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo, in an interview with the media.

The official explained that since early this Thursday they were reporting “aggressions, dispossession of vehicles and blockades of avenues”, for which reason it He encouraged the population to take shelter in their homes.

Videos of vehicles on fire blocking the streets of Culiacán have circulated on social networks.

Faced with these violent acts, the Ministry of Public Education and Culture (SEPyC ) of Sinaloa determined the completely suspend teaching and administrative activities in the municipality of Culiacán, the state capital, to safeguard the integrity of the students.

These events are related to the capture of the son of El Chapo , a member of the Sinaloa Cartel. Similar situations already occurred after an operation in which federal forces already arrested him on October 17, 2019, but released him hours later for violent acts by the Sinaloa Cartel.

Then, the security forces found themselves overwhelmed by the violence that the Sinaloa Cartel sowed throughout the country. He spent several hours in Culiacán, in the face of informational chaos and the silence of the Government.