When it comes to drug kingpins and cartels, no one is untouchable. The son of incarcerated drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was reportedly among six men kidnapped at gunpoint from a Mexican resort on Tuesday (Aug. 16).
Reports the Associated Press:
Authorities in the western state of Jalisco, where Puerto Vallarta is located, earlier said that 10 to 12 men had been kidnapped from the upscale restaurant, based on the confused nature of the evidence at the crime scene. Some women who were with the abducted men at the restaurant weren’t taken, and one person who had been dining with the group left just moments before the abduction.
But prosecutors later clarified in a statement that six men were abducted by a squad of seven armed assailants.
Jalisco Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer told Radio Formula that “it is presumed,” though not yet certain, that Ivan Archivaldo Guzman was among the kidnapped men.
Wait, someone just happened to leave before kidnapping? Sounds like an inside job.
It is thought that Ivan Archivaldo took over parts of his father’s business after his most recent arrest. Reportedly the kidnappers may have been affiliated with the Jalisco Cartel.
Authorities are investigating while assuring tourists this was an isolated incident. El Chapo is probably making a lot of phone calls at this moment.
Photo: AP Photo