The Mexican police officer involved in the arrest of the son of reputed drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been assassinated in a parking lot.
The dead officer who authorities identified as Eduardo ‘N,’ 32, was a high-level officer with Sinalo’s State Preventive Police.
Footage shows the moment two armed men with semiautomatic rifles climbed out of a red car and opened fire at a white Nissan four-door sedan on Wednesday morning(Nov.6)
According to local media reports, the ambush took less than 30 seconds as the gunmen fired at least 150 bullets into the white vehicle.
Dailymail reported that the red car carrying armed men had followed the white car into the parking lot of a shopping center in Culiacán, where they murdered the officer.
The officer was involved in the October 17 arrest of 28-year-old Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.
Ovidio was later released after his cartel’s gunmen exchanged gun battle with the Mexican security forces to force his release.
According to The Guardian, prominent drug trafficker Ovidio is the fifth most wanted fugitive in the world, behind the likes of Boko Haram leader, militant Abubakar Shekau, and Ibrahim Dawood, named as the mastermind of bombings in Mumbai in 1993, killing more than 250 people.
He is accused of drug trafficking in the US.
His infamous dad is serving a life sentence in America after being convicted last February of industrial-scale drug trafficking.