Sources specialized in military arsenal considered that, to cause such damage to the vehicle, Los Chapitos would have had to use weapons such as RPG 7 (a portable anti-tank rocket launcher) and finish off the car with 40mm grenades, which are for military use.
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Mexico City has also been the scene of the criminal activities of the Sinaloa Cartel, in recent times more specifically of the factions led by the sons of “Chapo”.
On the other hand, some of the 26 armored trucks that made up the Mouse’s security ring had been modified to place powerful machine guns as turrets on the back.
Automatic weapons such as a .50 caliber Browning M2 and an FN M240 were part of the artillery with which Los Chapitos intended to take care of Ovidio’s back.
The Browning M2 is known as “the mother of all machine guns”. Weighing almost 40 kilograms and two meters long, this deadly weapon has an effective range of up to 1,800 meters and can fire 550 rounds per minute.
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Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) reported this Friday that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) is investigating the origin of the weapons seized in the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of Joaquín “El Chapo”. Guzmán, former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
During the capture operation on January 5, Ovidio Guzmán’s hit men used 50-caliber machine guns, with which they attacked one of the Army helicopters, as well as barrett-type rifles and other automatic weapons with the ability to pierce armored vehicles.
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Iván is considered the main leader of the faction led by the sons of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, to which two other boys belong.
One of the examples of the firepower of “Los Chapitos” was that of a vehicle from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), registration number 5734572, which was completely devastated despite its armor.
A military vehicle was devastated after the clashes in Jesús María and Culiacán. (Darkroom)
“(The Prosecutor’s Office) is investigating where, who and how these weapons arrived in Mexico. And Mexico is going to present the case in the United States because there is arms trafficking on the one hand and it shows that we are right,” Ebrard told the media.
Ebrard emphasized that 63% of the weapons seized in the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán were manufactured in the United States.
“(We investigated) with the support of the Attorney General’s Office, especially Dr. (Alejandro) Gertz Manero (Attorney General of the Republic), who has been pending this with Senapi (National Intellectual Property Service),” he explained.
The rest of the weapons seized from Guzmán, he pointed out, were produced in various European countries.
Los Chapitos protected Ovidio Guzmán with powerful machine guns mounted on armored vehicles. (Twitter/@carlosrochin40)
“There we are going to work together with Europol, which already has a representative in Mexico, to locate where they were sold and how they got here. What do we tell them? That if they want to support to stop the violence in Mexico, stop distributing or selling these weapons”, said the foreign minister.
Ovidio Guzmán was arrested on January 5 in Culiacán, Sinaloa, in an operation by the Armed Forces that left 29 dead, 10 of them soldiers and 19 suspected members of the Sinaloa Cartel, in addition to a series of violent riots in the region.
Ovidio, alias “El Ratón” is provisionally imprisoned for 60 days at the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) number 1 Altiplano, in the State of Mexico, awaiting his extradition process to the United States.
Regarding the possible extradition of the criminal to the United States, which has been requesting it since 2019, a federal judge temporarily suspended his delivery pending Washington filing criminal charges against him before the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In this sense, Ebrard insisted this Friday that the process “will take months”, since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself assured that the extradition will not take place expressly.
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