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Son of Mexican drug lord not arrested, authorities say

By the CNN Wire Staff
June 25, 2012 -- Updated 1338 GMT (2138 HKT)
Mexican authorities now say they have not arrested the son of Joaquin
Mexican authorities now say they have not arrested the son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (pictured).
  • Alfredo Guzman Salazar is the son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
  • El Chapo is considered the most wanted man in Mexico.
  • Father and son were indicted in Illinois on drug trafficking charges in 2009

(CNN) -- Mexican authorities said Friday that they have not arrested the son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, contrary to what they had said a day earlier.

The nation's navy announced Thursday that it had arrested Alfredo Guzman Salazar in western Mexico.

A day later, after doing more identification tests, it said it had not arrested Guzman's son.

El Chapo, who oversees the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, is considered the most wanted man in Mexico.

In 2009, Guzman Salazar was indicted in Illinois, together with his father, on various drug trafficking charges.


CNN's Kevin Gallagher contributed to this report.

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