All hell broke loose in Sinaloa after Mexican security forces captured Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán and head of the Sinaloa Cartel. El Chapo is serving a life sentence at Colorado's Supermax prison.
The wave of violence throughout Sinaloa where the world’s most powerful cartel is based provoked the US Embassy to issue a travel warning.
“There has been reports of gunfire, roadblocks, and fires throughout the cities of Culiacán, Los Mochis, Guasave in Sinaloa, Mexico,” said department spokesperson Ned Price at a US Embassy briefing. “We reiterate our Travel Warning…travel to Sinaloa, remains at travel 4. We advise Americans not to travel to Sinaloa as a result.”
Heavy fighting continued overnight in Culiacán between Sinaloa cartel members and supporters and the Mexican Army, which used helicopter gunships. A commercial airplane, Aeromexico, was hit by gunfire and a Mexican air …