Following up on yesterday’s post on the kidnapping of six people (initially reported as ten people) at La Leche restaurant in Puerto Vallarta,
Son of ‘El Chapo’ Is Among Men Abducted in Mexico, Prosecutor Says. Authorities believe competing cartel is behind the kidnappings in power grab for empire of jailed organized crime leader
Jalisco state prosecutor Eduardo Almaguer said forensic evidence, footage from security cameras as well as interviews with witnesses convinced authorities that Jesús Alfredo Guzmán, 29, was seized by armed gunmen early Monday as he dined in an upscale restaurant in the resort city.
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Mr. Almaguer said investigators believe the abduction was the work of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, an up-and-coming gang increasingly challenging Mr. Guzman’s once dominant Sinaloa cartel.
Unofficial sources claim that another of El Chapo’s sons, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán, el Chapito, was kidnapped, too.
— Ana Rent (@AnaRent) August 17, 2016
However, Héctor De Mauleón, writing for El Universal, denies the claim that El Chapito was there, even when El Chapito’s birthday is on August 15, coinciding with the date of the kidnapping during a birthday party at La Leche.
De Mauleón questions why the kidnapped men went out apparently unarmed and with no bodyguards.
Only one thing is clear: There’s a drug war on.