Guatemala checking if Mexico drug lord killed
AFPGUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemalan authorities are investigating whether Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was killed in a clash between traffickers near the border with Mexico on Thursday.
February 23, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
“The first information we have is that it could be him,” Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told local radio, cautioning that authorities could not be “100 percent” certain.
Officials said fingerprints and photos were taken to determine whether Mexico's most wanted man was indeed dead. The information was being cross-checked with Mexican authorities.
The presidency's spokesman, Francisco Cuevas, told CNN that two or three people were killed in the gunfight in a jungle area of the Peten department.
“We are waiting for more precise information in the next hours to confirm or deny if one of the most wanted drug traffickers is among the dead in this clash,” he said.