Violent Street Disturbances Prevent Drug Lords Arrest

Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News

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A criminal gang has prevented their leader’s arrest after setting fire to at least three vehicles and several homes in a move that mimics the release of El Chapo’s son Ovidio Guzman who was freed after similar violent incidents on the streets.

In a move described by local media as ‘the Ovidio Guzman effect’, members of suspected drug lord Angel Ponce ‘El Camaleon’ caused chaos on the streets of Salvador Escalante in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.

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Reports said that around 50 gang members loyal to ‘El Camaleon’, who is suspected of heading the Los Viagras Cartel, burned at least three vehicles and several homes to halt a police operation against their leader.

The gang also blocked a road between Santa Clara and Opopeo and caused enough disturbances to successfully prevent the police from arresting ‘El Camaleon’, according to local media.

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The Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and the National Guard confirmed that police patrols were sent to secure the streets of Salvador Escalante and protect citizens against gang violence.

Local media described the gang’s attempts to prevent their boss’ arrest as ‘the Ovidio Guzman effect’, in reference to similar disturbances that forced the authorities to release El Chapo’s son.

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Reports said that Ovidio Guzman was detained on 17th October during a confrontation between the police and supporters of the Sinaloa Cartel in the city of Culiacan.

‘El Camaleon’ is accused of murder, kidnapping and heading an organised gang in several municipalities in the state of Michoacan, according to local media.

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