We have to arrest the sons of ‘El Chapo’: López Obrador said on its “Mañanera”

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He assured that if the sons of the former Sinaloa Cartel boss are in Mexico, it is up to his government to capture them. No foreign intervention will be allowed. The fact that the US is offering a reward for them has nothing to do with the Mexican government.

MEXICO, (December 16, 2021).- After the United States (EU) government offered $ 20 million USD for the capture of the children of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that if they are in Mexico, it must be the local authorities that apprehend.

In a conference at the National Palace, the president commented that the US government only issued the resolution signed by his counterpart Joe Biden; however, he clarified that he will not allow foreign intervention.

If they are in national territory, it is up to our authority to stop them, no foreign force is allowed to act in this matter or in any other, we are what we have to do our job according to the investigations carried out in Mexico”.

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López Obrador explained that there is a concern on the part of the United States due to the trafficking of synthetic drugs, especially fentanyl , which has caused more than 100,000 deaths between May 2020 and April 2021, according to information published last November by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He recalled that contrary to what happened in past six-year terms in which there were collusions between authorities and organized crime groups – such as the former Secretary of Public Security, Genaro García Luna – and foreign intervention, this is allowed in his administration

“There is no impunity for anyone and there is nothing like it was before,” said the head of the Federal Executive.

Yesterday, among the decrees signed by Joe BIden to combat organized crime groups in Brazil and Colombia, there is one on Mexico, offering $ 5 million for information leading to the capture of El Chapo’s sons.

Source: Excelsior



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