El Chapo’s sons imposed a coronavirus lock in a city under their control, threatening violators with torture.
Since his arrest and imprisonment last year, the Mexican drug lord has transferred control of the Sinaloa cartel to Ivan Archivaldo Guzman and Jesus Alfredo.
Some of their foot soldiers have now been taken to the streets of Culiacan – the capital of the state of Sinaloa – warning residents to stay home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
They declare, “Everyone has to be home tonight at 10 pm because of coronavirus – otherwise they will be punished. These are others from above. ‘
The video ends with the chilling warning, “This is not a game, we are not playing.”
In other images it is said that rebels are tortured in lockdowns for two days and have to pay a fine.
Other disturbing photos have surfaced of a man being beaten with a wooden board – with “Covid-19” scribbled on it.
The Sinaloa Public Security Secretariat has previously urged the public to stay at home, but the order is not required.
The body previously tweeted, “The state police continue to invite the population to stay at home and try to make passers-by aware that we are not on vacation, but in an emergency because of Covid-19.”
Contrary to brutal violence, the former El Chapo cartel also attempted to win over the public with charity during the pandemic.
Last month, one of his daughters was registered handing out aid packages to residents with money buoys in Mexico’s second largest city, Guadalajara.
A video on Facebook shows Joaquin Guzman’s daughter, Alejandrina, stuffing toilet paper and food into a cardboard box with slick logos and a designer stencil-like image of her father, who is now in a maximum-security American prison.
The oil, sugar, rice and other items in the boxes were labeled “Chapo’s Provisions” by the video narrator.
Another Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzman, was released last October after his arrest led to violent cartel violence.
At least 13 people died in the gunfights, a clear reminder of the cartel’s brutal hold on Cualican.
Cartilers placed roadblocks all over Cualican as they took control of the city.
Shocking images emerged showing streets consumed by fire, criminals firing armor-piercing .50-caliber guns, and at least one truck carrying a heavy machine gun.