Last Updated on January 9, 2023
Mexican Drug War reporter, OG Shadow, also called La Sombra, testified to being unable to sleep Thursday night due to the combat between the Mexican military and members of the Los Chapitos cartel during the operation of the arrest of the son of Ovidio Guzmán-López, 32, cartel commander and one of the sons of incarcerated Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
“There was a huge operation. When I say huge, I mean it. I couldn’t sleep at all from the fire coming from a Blackhawk shooting down into sicarios and Sinaloa is, you know, organized crime that is loyal to Chapito’s faction. In specific, what happened now was against Ovidio,” Shadow said.
“I had a crazy night, let me tell you. I’ve been hearing these damn Black Hawk just spraying people. Just spraying them. I can see the tracers going on in the morning,” Shadow relayed. “It’s kicking off. You saw the tracers coming from the military aircraft and you could the sicarios shooting right back at him.”
The journalist based in Sinaloa reported that when Ovidio was being moved onto the aircraft set to transport him to Mexico City, sicarios loyal to him opened fire on the military plane.
“When they put him to move into a plane, the actual plane from the military took fire, as in bullets, I think as a last ditch attempt to try to prevent them from moving him to Mexico City. Now, why would they do that? What’s going on there? Because they know, once he’s in Mexico City they’re not going to get him back,” Shadow said.
The fearless journalist based in Culiacán explained that the country’s capital city provides the Mexican government and its armed forces a veil of protection due to it being its home base.
“They have tens of thousands of soldiers down there in Mexico City and its a lot more secure and a lot more loyal to the federal government than here in Sinaloa where lots of the institutions are infiltrated or are completely loyal to these members of organized crime,” Shadow explained. “So they don’t want to make the same mistake as they did before and they’re trying to get him out of here as fast as they can and that’s what they did, they got him out.”
La Sombra stated that despite pressure from the Chapitos cartel, the Mexican government will not relent and that Ovidio’s freedom is unlikely. Shadow compared the instance of Ovidio’s first arrest, in which a show of force by his men forced the government to release him under threat of a full-scale urban battle, his second arrest on Thursday.
“They had previously captured Ovidio, at which point, they mobilized all their forces and pressured the government to let them go, which actually worked and they did let him go. Here we are down the road, same thing repeats itself but this time they captured him and there’s no way the government’s going to let him go,” Shadow said. “Even though they pressured the hell out of the government.”