Ovidio Guzman, the son of the worlds most prolific drug lord and is accused of drug trafficking in the US, was one of four people discovered by the drug enforcement sucurity police officers inside a house in the Mexican city of Culiacan.
As the officers raided the house to cease the wanted man Guzman, Gang members of the cartel set up roadblocks and fired heavy automatic gunfire in the area, which has long been a stronghold for the Guzmans’ Sinaloa cartel.
The capturing squad of police then came under fire from the armed cartel mob, and the police made the decision to retreat from the scene to protect life.
“El Chapo” son Guzman who was the main target for capture had to be released as the attack was so strong.
Security minister for Mexico Alfonso Durazo said: “The decision was taken to retreat from the house, without Guzman to try to avoid more violence in the area and preserve the lives of our personnel and recover calm in the city.”
He also went on to say “around 30 members of the National Guard were fired at from a house containing the drug baron’s son”
“El Chapo” himself was jailed in July for his long career of drug smuggling and dealing worldwide but its suspected he still operates his organisation from within high security prison walls.