Violence has erupted in Sinaloa, north-western Mexico following reports that the son of notorious Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” has been arrested.
The arrest of Ovidio Guzmán-López happened in the city of Culiacán in Sinaloa state overnight, BBC reports.
Ovidio Guzmán-López is thought to be a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel – one of the largest drug-trafficking organisations in the world.
Gunfire and car-jackings have been reported in the city.
Mayor Juan de Dios Gamez confirmed on Twitter that federal armed forces have been carrying out an operation in Culiacán since dawn on Thursday and that this has prompted violence in the city and other parts of the state.
Writing by Muzha Kucha