After the arrest of El Chapito, Culiacán is “paralyzed” amid blockades and confrontations


Culiacán is “paralyzed” this Thursday, January 5th, amid drug blockades and confrontations that occurred amid the report of the recapture of Ovidio Guzmán, son of “El Chapo” Guzmán.

According to Los Noticieristas, “El Ratón” was apprehended at a ranch in Jesús María, in that city.

The state authorities, led by Governor Rubén Rocha, made a strong call to the population to follow an indication: not to leave their homes.

These are the services and activities that have been affected by the violence in Culiacán:

The State authorities announced the suspension of school activities, as well as in the offices of the state administration today, Thursday, January 5.

The National Electoral Institute warned that it suspends all its activities in the modules located in Culiacán until further notice.

“We appreciate your understanding”, was the message he posted on his Twitter account.

Professional Soccer League
The MX Expansion League reported that the game between Dorados de Sinaloa and Correcaminos, scheduled to be played this Thursday, January 5, was suspended.

“Given the current circumstances in Culiacán, Sinaloa, the BBVA Expansión MX League has decided to reschedule the game,” he posted on Twitter.

Local supermarkets
Supermarket chains such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Bodega Aurerrá announced this Thursday the closure of their branches in Culiacán.

Culiacan Airport
The Culiacán air terminal announced the suspension of its activities from 8:30 in the morning until 10:00 p.m.

According to the official report, the closure of the terminal aims at protecting the safety of all passengers. In addition, the airport recommended that passengers contact the airlines to find out the status of their flight.

“Avoid going to the airport,” the airport located in the Sinaloan capital requested on social networks.

In addition, users of social networks reported firearm detonations inside the Culiacán airport.

AEROMEXICO: In this regard, Aeroméxico announced the cancellation of all its operations to and from Culiacán, Los Mochis, and Mazatlán.

“We will have free protection policies so that you can reschedule your trip. We will keep you posted,” he posted.

Shootings across Culiacán

The violence started early morning in the town of Jesús María, located in the municipality of Culiacán.

The blockades occur on Avenida Constitución and Calzada Heroico Colegio Militar, next to the ISSSTE Hospital, reported Río Doce.

The violent events began at dawn when around 4:30 a.m. shootings were reported in Jesus Maria and Culiacán.

Source: El Financiero

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