Authorities in Culiacán, in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, recommended this Thursday that the population of that city remain in their homes due to various armed confrontations in which vehicles were set on fire, drug blockades, shootings and car thefts.

    A passenger plane in Mexico was shot this Thursday moments before taking off from the city of Culiacán (northwest), in the midst of shootings that broke out after an operation to arrest a son of drug trafficker Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán.

    “This morning a bullet impact was detected in the fuselage of an Embraer 190 team that was ready to operate flight AM165 on the Culiacán-Mexico City route, which was canceled for security reasons,” the company Aeroméxico said in a statement. release. The aircraft never started its takeoff run and “customers and collaborators are safe.”

    “After this incident, the company’s protocols were activated and the corresponding authorities were notified,” the statement said.

    Culiacán was the scene this Thursday of clashes between drug traffickers and security forces, which broke out after the capture of Ovidio Guzmán, son of “Chapo”, who is serving a life sentence in the United States.

    The shootings spread to the international airport of Culiacán, whose operations were suspended, and to other areas of northern Mexico. “Different altercations have taken place in the city. Now we ask the public that, if they don’t have to go out, they don’t go out,” the Sinaloa Secretary of Public Security, Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo, said in an interview with the media.

    The official explained that since the early hours of this Thursday “attacks, dispossession of vehicles and blockades of avenues” were being reported, for which reason He recommended that the population take shelter in their homes.

    Videos of burning vehicles that block the streets of Culiacán have circulated on social networks.

    Faced with these violent acts, the Sinaloa Ministry of Public Education and Culture (SEPyC) determined to fully suspend teaching and administrative activities in the municipality of Culiacán, state capital, to safeguard the integrity of the students.

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    These events would be related to the capture of the son of El Chapo, a member of the Sinaloa Cartel. Similar situations already occurred after an operation in which federal forces already arrested him on October 17, 2019, but released him hours later for acts violent members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

    Then, the security forces found themselves overwhelmed by the violence that the Sinaloa Cartel sowed for several hours in Culiacán, in the face of informational chaos and the silence of the Government.