A still from a Mexican government video shows Ovidio Guzman Lopez at the moment of his detention in Culiacan, Mexico. Photo: CEPROPIE via AP

Mexico broadcasts dramatic video showing how military operation against El Chapo’s son fell apart

  • Authorities briefly captured suspected trafficker earlier this month, but were forced to release him to avoid bloodbath
Topic |   Mexico

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A still from a Mexican government video shows Ovidio Guzman Lopez at the moment of his detention in Culiacan, Mexico. Photo: CEPROPIE via AP
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Mexican police patrol in a street of Culiacan in Sinaloa. Photo: AFP

Mexico president defends release of drug lord El Chapo’s son amid criticism

  • Lopez Obrador defended the decision to free Guzman, saying ‘catching a criminal cannot be worth more than people’s lives’
  • Soldiers briefly arrested Ovidio Guzman but released him after being overpowered by cartel gunmen
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Mexican police patrol in a street of Culiacan in Sinaloa. Photo: AFP
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