Kidnapped son of top Mexican cartel boss "El Chapo" set free

The kidnapped son of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been set free, according to a media report.

Guzman's family members told the magazine Proceso that El Chapo's son, Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, is free again. Prosecutors haven't confirmed his release.

A ransom of up to 5 million dollars was being asked for Alfredillo Guzman's release, Proceso said, without mentioning whether the sum was paid.

Armed men stormed a restaurant in the Pacific resort town of Puerto Vallarta and kidnapped six men, including Alfredillo Guzman, in the early hours of August 15.

Authorities say the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a violent crime group that emerged six years ago in the western state of Jalisco, was responsible for the kidnapping.

CJNG is currently warring with the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, led by the elder Guzman.

Last update: Sun, 21/08/2016 - 17:07

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