El Chapo's captured son pictured in mugshot after 30 killed in all-out war between Mexican army & cartel gangsters | The Sun

A MUGSHOT of the son of feared cartel boss El Chapo has been released by Mexican authorities after his capture sparked an all-out war.

At least 30 people were killed amid bloody clashes between the military and cartel gunmen following his arrest.

Pictures of the imprisoned drug lord's son Ovidio Guzman after he was detained showed him looking shellshocked before the mugshot was shared.

Ovidio, 32, allegedly took over as head of the Sinaloa cartel after his infamous dad Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the US in 2017.

He was captured by security forces in a dramatic swoop on Thursday ahead of a visit by Joe Biden next week.

It triggered violent scenes across Sinaloa as gangsters from the Sinaloa cartel were out for revenge.

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Mexican authorities were forced to deploy helicopter gunships, hundreds of troops and armoured vehicles as gun battles erupted.

At least 30 people killed, including 11 members of the security forces and 19 cartel members.

Another 21 people were arrested during the operations, defense minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said on Friday.

Ovidio – dubbed "El Ratón" or The Mouse – is now being held at a maximum security federal prison in Mexico City.

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A mugshot issued by Mexican authorities shows him expressionless wearing a grey t-shirt, with a dark bar over his eyes.

Pictures shared earlier online by Mexican journalists showed the cartel heir looking shellshocked in custody.

Wearing an orange prison-issue vest, he stares wide-eyed as he is questioned by officers.

Armoured cars with machine guns mounted on top were seen patrolling the region on Friday as troops fought to regain control.

At least 28 people were reported injured in the gun battles, including eight civilians.

Pictures showed cars blazing and huge plumes of black smoke filling the sky in the city of Culiacan.

Gangsters invaded the city's international airport and opened fire on a passenger jet as it taxied along the runway.

Terrifying video shows passengers cowering on the floor as bullets tear through the fuselage.

Shocking footage also appeared to show a cartel thug attempting to take down jets using a sniper rifle.

Another clip appears to show heavy fighting in Culiacan, with the sky lit up by helicopter gunfire.

The US had offered a $5million reward for information leading to Ovidio's arrest or conviction.

It is not clear whether Ovidio will be extradited to the United States like his father, who is serving a life sentence at Colorado's Supermax, the most secure US federal prison.

Ovidio was briefly captured in 2019 before security forces were forced to free him after the cartel launched an all-out war in response on the streets of Culiacan.

He has allegedly helped to run the infamous Sinaloa cartel since the extradition of his father in 2017.

Ovidio has also been accused by the US State Department – along with his brother Joaquin – of overseeing 11 meth labs producing up to 2,200kg of the drug per month.

Authorities believe he is also behind the murders of informants, a rival drug trafficker, and a popular Mexican singer who refused to sing at his wedding.

El Chapo is currently serving life in prison in the US for trafficking hundreds of tons of drugs into the United States over a 25-year period.

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The 65-year-old was convicted in 2019 of trafficking worth billions of dollars, as well as conspiring to murder his enemies.

But his cartel remains one of the most powerful in Mexico, and one of the largest drug trafficking organisations in the world.

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