The keys by which the Sedena operation to arrest Ovidio Guzmán was successful
On October 17, 2019, the fury of the Sinaloa Cartel sowed terror in the city of Culiacán, after at least thirty elements of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena) participated in an operation that resulted in the arrest of Ovid Guzman Lopezalias The mouse.
The images of the arrival of Ovidio Guzmán López at the Altiplano Prison
During the early hours of Thursday, January 5, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) orchestrated a successful operation that culminated in the arrest of the son of the founder of the Sinaloa Cartel, who was transferred to a maximum security prison in the State of Mexico
However, what was initially perceived as a triumph for the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ended up becoming a one of his biggest flops the violent acts unleashed by members of the criminal organization founded by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán they forced the Security Cabinet of the self-styled Fourth Transformation to release the son of the capo.
That decision earned the Government of Mexico and especially the Tabasco president multiple criticisms that, just over three years after that Black Thursday radically changed when the Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, announced that Ovidio Guzmán López was reapprehended in the Sinaloan capital during the early hours of Thursday, January 5.
Although the call culiacanazo left a bitter taste in the mouth both for the citizens and for the Government of Mexico itself, the image of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) was cleaned up after the successful operating carried out in coordination with the National Guard and state authorities that culminated in the capture of Ovidio Guzmán López.
Colonel of the Sedena and his escorts were assassinated during an operation against Ovidio Guzmán
These are the first deaths of military agents confirmed by the authorities after the capture of the son of “El Chapo”
It was the comparison between both military actions that showed some key details so that on this occasion The mouse could not evade his arrest and transfer, despite the fact that again the rains of bullets, drug blockades, looting and other violent acts were present in the capital of Sinaloa.
On October 30, 2019, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) acknowledged that the detention of Ovid Guzman Lopez was carried out with a poorly planned strategyhasty and with a lack of foresight about the consequences by underestimating the power and weaponry possessed or previously possessed by the Sinaloa cartel.
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The son of Chapo Guzmán, also known as “El Ratón”, was transferred from Sinaloa to the Altiplano Prison, from which his father escaped in 2015
However, the Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio SandovaHe explained that on this occasion the operation was the result of six months of intelligence work in which they maintained coordination with other security units such as the National Guard.
The responsibility for the failed operation of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) in 2019 was awarded to Colonel Juan Jose Verde Monteswho acted without consulting his superiors as leader of the Drug Trafficking Information Analysis Group.
One of the details that drew the most attention to the arrest of the son of the founder of the Sinaloa Cartel was the time in which the Armed Forces operation was carried out, since during the early hours of Thursday, January 5, there was an opportunity for state authorities such as the governor, Rubén Rocha Moya, to warn the public about the violent acts that would break out, urging them to stay in their sheltered homes and, in this way, avoid the casualty of civilians.
In 2019, the failed operation of the Mexican Army was carried out around 2:00 p.m., a time in which the inhabitants of the city of Culiacán were at their workplaces, the boys and girls had left school and the influx of people was greater in the streets.
According to information from the military strategy consultant, Alexei Chevezone of the main mistakes made by the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) in its operation to arrest “El Ratón” in 2019 was that his transfer had been planned by land in Culiacán, a city that is a stronghold of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Said error would have been redeemed last Thursday after identifying and arresting Ovidio Guzmán López, elements of the Mexican Army transferred him immediately and by air to Mexico Citywhere he stayed for a couple of hours at the Specialized Prosecutor for Organized Crime (FEMDO).
The change of means of transportation for the son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán led members of the Pacific Cartel to unleash Shootings and sieges at the Culiacán International Airport with the desire to free their leader, however, by the time these violent acts were registered, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) had already proclaimed its triumph with the arrival of Ovidio Guzmán López in the Mexican capital.