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Authorities seize 35 AK-47 assault rifles in Sinaloa operation

Culiacán, Sinaloa — The Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) of Mexico reported on an operation that lead to the discovery and seizure of 35 AK-47 assault rifles. In a statement, they agency reported also locating 33 magazines and 1,600 50-caliber cartridges capable of penetrating bulletproof vests and armored vehicles as well as 2,600 7.72-caliber cartridges.

The high-powered arsenal was seized in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa. Authorities seized the weapons during an operation by federal forces in the Bosques del Rey subdivision.

The area where the operation took place is called Los Chapitos after drug lord El Chapo Guzmán. His son, Ovidio Guzmán López, ran the area until he was arrested in January. After his arrest, Semar says Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar became the main head of the Los Chapitos faction.

He, along with his main lieutenant, Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, are wanted for violent events that took place in October of 2019 when nine people were killed and for violent events that took place on January 6 of this year that left 30 dead.

Both also have U.S. arrest warrants for extradition purposes.