El Chapo Guzman is sitting inside a United States federal prison.
His son Ovidio Guzman Lopez is not and is helping lead the drug trade for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico.
Yesterday, young Ovidio was arrested by Mexican authorities in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state where the Lopez family is based.
In retaliation, the Sinaloa Cartel took to the streets and declared an all-out war with the police, flexing military-grade weapons. Suddenly, there was footage showing trucks and buses on fire and bodies lying in the street.
The carnage was such that the Mexican authorities had to release Ovidio from custody to prevent things from going completely left.
“This decision was taken to protect citizens. You cannot fight fire with fire,” Mexican President , Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in his daily press conference on Friday morning. “We do not want deaths. We do not want war.”
That some serious (and scary) power.
Armados hasta Los dientes.#Culiacan #Sinaloa detienen al hijo del #ChapoGuzman pic.twitter.com/p8OmWDm9d9— GRAN TLAHTOANI (@Porta_Tabasco) October 17, 2019
A la berga compa ahora si se pasaron de berga !!!!! #Culiacán— Pinche Ovidio 👻 (@_pinchechicharo) October 17, 2019
The narcos are freeing prisoners to help them fight again the military in Culiacán pic.twitter.com/EuwOP4Bg8y— Papicheco🇲🇽 (@pimpcheco) October 17, 2019
Sicario in Culiacán shooting at police with a .50 rifle #Mexico pic.twitter.com/RTzPD4ARrH— CNW (@ConflictsW) October 17, 2019
#Culiacan is going crazy wtfffff pic.twitter.com/kzKTzm02ux— zyńq (@zynq6k) October 18, 2019
JUST IN: Mexican security forces let 'El Chapo' Guzman's son go free, retreated to protect lives - security minister. More https://t.co/RceUzKg4WY pic.twitter.com/DLtZ6Z3OFj— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 18, 2019