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This is how ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán reacted after the murder of his son Edgar

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This is how ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán reacted after the murder of his son Edgar

The Tragic Murder of Édgar Guzmán López: A Cautionary Tale of Cartel Wars

In the world of drug cartels, violence and bloodshed are an inescapable reality. This fact became painfully clear nearly 13 years ago, when Édgar Guzmán López, the son of notorious drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, was brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity during the ongoing “war” between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Beltrán Leyva organization.

Édgar was just 22 years old when he fell victim to a hail of bullets in a parking lot at a shopping center in Culiacán, Sinaloa, along with his cousins César Ariel Loera and Arturo Meza Cázares. It’s said that the death of ‘El Chapo’s’ son struck a particularly deep blow to the former drug lord, as he suffered the loss intensely.

Despite initial reports attributing Guzmán López’s death to the ongoing conflict between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Beltrán Leyva, later revelations pointed to a tragic case of mistaken identity. According to Dámaso López Serrano, a former member of the Sinaloa Cartel, ‘El Chapo’ was devastated to discover that the attack had been authorized, erroneously, by Vicente Zambada Niebla, son of ‘El Mayo’ Zambada, ‘El Chapo’s’ main partner.

In the aftermath of Édgar’s murder, the Sinaloa Cartel experienced a rapid escalation of violence, leading to a restructuring of the organization. Guzmán’s other sons, Joaquín and Ovidio, eventually filled the void left by their brother’s death, joining the ranks of the criminal organization. Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, a rising leader of the cartel, also began to make decisions alongside his father.

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The tragic murder of Édgar Guzmán López serves as a cautionary tale, shedding light on the brutal consequences of cartel wars and the devastating impact it can have on the families of those involved. As the Sinaloa Cartel continues to exert influence and power, the memory of ‘El Chapo’s’ son lives on as a reminder of the human cost of the criminal underworld.

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