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Mexico: Government release video of botched arrest of El Chapo's son02:10

Mexico: Government release video of botched arrest of El Chapo's son

Mexico, Mexico City
October 31, 2019 at 08:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Mexican government published a video showing the moment its forces briefly captured the son of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman earlier this month.

The soldiers forced Ovidio Guzman to telephone his brother in an attempt to call off a rescue attempt by the cartel.

"I don't want a mess, please," he can be heard saying on the helmet camera footage.

Prior to his arrest, soldiers had approached a doorway before a woman comes out with her hands up. Behind her, stood Guzman who is led out and then held against a wall.

Cartel gunmen later surrounded the residence and fought gun battles with security forces in Culiacan. Facing threats against the public and relatives of the armed forces, the security cabinet ordered Guzman to be freed.

The video was made public as part of a press conference in Mexico City on Wednesday, with security officials giving a blow-by-blow account of the October 17 failed arrest. Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador also watched on.

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The Mexican government published a video showing the moment its forces briefly captured the son of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman earlier this month.

The soldiers forced Ovidio Guzman to telephone his brother in an attempt to call off a rescue attempt by the cartel.

"I don't want a mess, please," he can be heard saying on the helmet camera footage.

Prior to his arrest, soldiers had approached a doorway before a woman comes out with her hands up. Behind her, stood Guzman who is led out and then held against a wall.

Cartel gunmen later surrounded the residence and fought gun battles with security forces in Culiacan. Facing threats against the public and relatives of the armed forces, the security cabinet ordered Guzman to be freed.

The video was made public as part of a press conference in Mexico City on Wednesday, with security officials giving a blow-by-blow account of the October 17 failed arrest. Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador also watched on.