Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Owners of the same lucky light blue shirt El Chapo’s son was wearing when he was arrested and then released by Mexican authorities are able to cash in by selling them online for up to 4 times the price they cost when new.
According to local media, which spotted one of the shirts being sold online, they belongs to the Mexican brand ‘Cuidado con el Perro’ (which means ‘Beware of the Dog’ in Spanish).
Ovidio Guzman, 28, was arrested on 17th October in the city of Culiacan in the state of Sinaloa and snapped wearing the light blue shirt in a mugshot before the authorities released him when members of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel launched a city-wide assault.
One of the same shirts has now appeared for sale on a web page called ‘Mercadolibre’ (‘Free Market’ in Spanish) for 1,000 MXN (41 GBP). The original price was reportedly 248 MXN (10 GBP).
The shirt is second-hand and the user selling it warns that it has a small red stain on the back of its neck that can be seen in the pictures.
Army officers arrested Ovidio Guzman, one of the 10 children of the drug lord who is serving a sentence of life in prison plus 30 years at ADX Florence prison in Colorado, in the United States after his extradition from Mexico.
Ovidio was arrested in the area of Tres Rios, one of the most exclusive areas of the city of Culiacan but he was later released by the army due to the wave of violence which hit the city following his arrest.
The President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed Ovidio’s release as “there were many citizens lives at risk, the arrest of a criminal cannot be valued above the lives of people”.
He added: “I do not accept the failure of our strategy, this is what conservationists want” and said that “we are very good at strategy and the causes of the insecurity and violence are being dealt with”.
Local media reported that after his arrest, members of criminal gang went out to the streets and attacked the houses where the relatives of the army officers were staying in order to ask for Ovidio’s release.
Ovidio Guzman Lopez was charged in the United States with criminal association with drug trafficking, US authorities reported in February this year.
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