THE BAJA POST
Culiacán burns again after Ovidio Guzmán, son of “El Chapo” and one the heads of the Sinaloa Cartel, from the faction known as La Chapiza or Los Chapitos, was arrested in the early morning of Thursday, January 5. His arrest triggered drug gangs putting up blockades with burning trucks and cars and shootings all over the city, to the extent that the inhabitants of the Sinaloan capital were ordered not to leave their homes.
According to well-informed sources, there were four soldiers killed in the arrest operation and Ovidio Guzmán has already been transferred to Number One Military Camp in Mexico City, it is speculated that he could be deported to the United States and any possibility of him being released again has been ruled out, he might as well be sent to the US very soon.
Together with his brothers Archivaldo, Alfredo and Edgar, they make up the faction of the “chapitos” or “chapizza”, which confronts the Russians, who are said to represent their father’s former ally, Mayo Zambada, with whom they now have a serious confrontation, fighting for the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, according to unofficial information.
Cartel members shot at an Air Force plane when it was landing in Culiacán airport, while truck blockades spread, many vehicles were set on fire and Ak-47 shots were heard all over the city, and the media spread messages asking people to stay in their houses.
The day was a reminder of the so-called “Culiacanazo” of October 17, 2019, when Ovidio had been arrested and the city became a huge battlefield, until President López Obrador gave the order to release him, “so as not to risk innocent lives” in a clear demonstration of the tactical superiority of the hit men of the Sinaloa Cartel, but today the story was very different.
The consequences that this could bring to Mexicali are worrisome, given that a “narco-war” is being waged between the groups known as Chapizza and Rusos, who are two factions of the Sinaloa Cartel that are enemies of each other and have fought violent battles in the Valley of Mexicali and the area of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora.