Video shows hitmen kicking Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, son of “El Chapo” during kidnapping from the La Leche restaurant in Puerta Vallarta
Newly released video footage depicts the moment cartel gunmen delivered a fierce kick to the ribs of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, the son of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, during his kidnapping from a restaurant in the resort town of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico back in August.
Ivan Archivaldo and his brother Jesus Guzman Salazar were held captive for five days by the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel (CJNG).
The video obtained by Milenio depicts the moment that gunmen stormed a restaurant in the resort city, taking the Guzman brothers and four other men hostage. One of the gunmen delivers a kick to the ribs of a man on his knees, with his hands held to his head, reportedly believed to be Ivan Archivaldo Guzman.
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The sons of El Chapo were subsequently released following high-level negotiations between the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel and the CJNG.
The two most powerful criminal organizations have gone to war for drug smuggling territories in the states of Baja California and Colima, where the murder rate has surged to unprecedented levels.
As JammedUp News previously reported, the Mexican government has made capturing the sons of “El Chapo” its top objective following Friday’s ambush on a military convoy in Culiacan, the capital of the Sinaloa state, killing six soldiers and wounding another ten.
Mexican authorities have since identified Jesus and Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, along with El Chapo’s brother Alfredo Guzman alias ‘El Guano’ and brother-in-law, Edgar Coronel Aispuro, as the likely culprits behind Friday’s deadly attack.
“We cannot yet officially confirm which one of these groups are responsible, but evidence suggests with almost certainty, it is very likely to be the sons of “El Chapo,” General Alfonso Duarte, commander of the Third Military Region said on Friday.
The armed convoy had returned from the municipality of Badirgirato, Guzman’s hometown, where intense fighting has erupted between the Sinaloa and Beltran Leyva cartels when over 50 gunmen attacked the troops with heavy weaponry and grenades.
The cartel-related violence in the mountainous region has led to the displacement of 200 families and has prompted the cancellation of classes by Sinaloa state school officials.