Photo: Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar
One of the sons of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, Mexico’s most-wanted man, was arrested Thursday by marines in the western state of Jalisco, the Navy Secretariat said.
Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar was captured Thursday morning, thanks to “intelligence work,” the secretariat said in a brief statement.
Guzman Salazar was arrested in the city of Zapopan along with another unidentified person, media reports said.
The son of the top boss of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel is expected to be paraded before reporters later in the day in Mexico City.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, included Guzman Salazar in a list of international drug traffickers subject to asset freezes under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, making him ineligible to engage in financial or commercial transactions with U.S. persons or entities.
Chapo Guzman’s wife, Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez, was also added to the list.
The 26-year-old Guzman Salazar and his father face drug charges in the United States.
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