Mexico catches son of top drug lord 'Shorty'

By REUTERS
June 22, 2012 02:40

MEXICO CITY - Mexican marines on Thursday captured the son of the country's most wanted man, cocaine king Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, who is the head of the Sinaloa Cartel and has a $5 million price on his head in the United States.

Jesus Alfredo Guzman, who is also wanted by US courts on drug trafficking charges, was arrested in the western state of Jalisco on Thursday morning, the Mexican Navy said.

Marines said they caught the younger Guzman, who is known as El Gordo or "The Fat One," in a residential house with an arsenal of rifles, pistols, grenades and about $330,000 in cash.

He was flown to Mexico City and paraded before the media wearing sneakers, a T-shirt and a bullet proof vest.


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