El Chapo's son seen in mugshot after he's captured and 30 dead in cartel clashes

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El Chapo's son seen in mugshot after he's captured and 30 dead in cartel clashes

A mugshot of the son of feared cartel boss El Chapo has been released after his capture sparked bloody clashes.

At least 30 people were killed in the all-out war between the military and cartel gunmen following the arrest of 32-year-old Ovidio Guzman.

Mexican authorities issued the image of the man today, in which he looks stunned as he is taken into custody.

Ovidio - dubbed "El Ratón" or The Mouse - is now being held at a maximum security federal prison in Mexico City.

The mugshot shows him expressionless wearing a grey t-shirt, with a dark bar over his eyes.

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El Chapo's son seen in mugshot after he's captured and 30 dead in cartel clashesOvidio Guzman was photographed after his arrest on Thursday (Alamy Live News.)

Wearing an orange prison-issue vest, he stares wide-eyed as he is questioned by officers.

Ovidio allegedly took over as head of the Sinaloa cartel after his infamous dad Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the US in 2017.

He was captured by security forces in a dramatic swoop on Thursday ahead of a visit by Joe Biden next week.

It triggered violent scenes across Sinaloa as gangsters from the Sinaloa cartel were out for revenge.

Authorities were forced to deploy helicopter gunships, hundreds of troops and armoured vehicles as gun battles erupted.

El Chapo's son seen in mugshot after he's captured and 30 dead in cartel clashesOvidio Guzman was detained on suspicion of drug-related charges (FBI/ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock)
El Chapo's son seen in mugshot after he's captured and 30 dead in cartel clashesMexican National Guard stand guard outside the Almoloya prison where Ovidio Guzman is being held (Ginnette Riquelme/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

Eleven members of the security forces and 19 cartel members were among those killed.

The country's Defence Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said another 21 people were arrested during the operations.

Armoured cars with machine guns mounted on top were seen patrolling the region on Friday as troops fought to regain control.

At least 28 people were reported injured in the gun battles, including eight civilians.

Gangsters invaded the Culiacan's international airport and opened fire on a passenger jet as it taxied along the runway.

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Terrifying video shows passengers cowering on the floor as bullets tear through the fuselage on Friday.

Bradley Jolly

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15.07.2024, 17:44 • Investigation