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Leaked photos show sons of ‘El Chapo’ preparing for war as violence rages in Sinaloa

February 17, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Leaked photos show sons of ‘El Chapo’ preparing for war as violence rages in Sinaloa

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Recent photos leaked to Mexican media outlets shows the sons of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the recently extradited leader of the Sinaloa cartel, preparing for war.

The images obtained by Mexican news portals and published by the San Antonio Express purportedly show convoys of cartel hitmen loyal to Jesus Alfredo and Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, the sons of ‘El Chapo,’ along with Aureliano Guzman Salazar ‘El Guano,’ the drug lord’s half brother, preparing for all out battle.

A turf war has erupted within the Sinaloa Cartel following Guzman’s January 2016 arrest.

Violence further escalating after ‘El Chapo’s’ extradition last month to Brooklyn, New York, where he will stand trial for a 17-count criminal indictment for running an ongoing criminal enterprise responsible for the large-scale trafficking of narcotics into the United States.

Images leaked show the sons of ‘El Chapo’ preparing for war against a rival faction.

Violence has erupted in Sinaloa since a failed assassination attempt on ‘El Chapo’s’ sons and his longtime partner ‘El Mayo’ Zambada

However, the criminal organization has since erupted into all-out warfare following an assassination attempt on ‘El Chapo’s’ sons and his longtime partner Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada on February 4th.

El Chapo’s sons suffered injuries back on February 4th following an ambush allegedly ordered by Damaso Lopez Nunez, known as ‘El Licenciado,’ a senior Sinaloa cartel leader and one-time former lieutenant of ‘El Chapo’  and his son Damaso Lopez Serrano ‘El Mini Lic’ the godson of Guzman.

Following their near-brush with death, the brothers released a letter to several Mexican media outlets directly implicating Damaso Lopez as the culprit responsible for the hit.

Gunbattles have erupted throughout Sinaloa as rival factions fight for control of ‘El Chapo’s’ criminal empire.

Heavily armed sicarios prepare for war in Sinaloa

The images were leaked on Mexican-based websites and on social media purportedly by ‘El Chapo’s’ sons

‘El Chapo’s’ sons and Zambada were ambushed while attending a meeting convened by Lopez.

Since the ambush, gun battles have spread throughout the state. Mexican government officials have directly tied the violence to rival cartel factions fighting to fill the power vacuum.

Despite a heavy deployment by the Mexican military to quell the violence, clashes have continued, the most recent occurring on Thursday morning after a massive shootout erupted in the town of Pueblos Unidos, located just outside of Culiacán.

An armored pickup truck was reduced to ashes following ongoing clashes in Sinaloa

Damaso Lopez Nunez (right) and his son Damaso Lopez Serrano (left) allegedly ordered a failed hit on the sons of ‘El Chapo’

Police arrived on the scene to discover several bullet-riddled vehicles left at the scene and an armored pickup reduced to ashes.

Officials said the number of deaths from the ongoing clashes is difficult to determine, and eyewitnesses have reported that gunmen collect their dead before fleeing.

The continuing clashes prompted teachers to suspend classes at all educational levels for the students’ safety.

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