Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A son of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Mexico before a gun battle erupted between security forces and the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, forcing police to release the suspect to prevent bloodshed, authorities said. Accused of being a leading member of the cartel, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 28, was briefly detained Thursday in Culiacan, Sinaloa, by Mexican security forces after he was discovered in a house during a routine patrol, Mexico's Security Minister Alfonso Durazo Monrano confirmed in Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
Mexico's new National Guard force suffered its first casualty in the line of duty, when an officer was killed in a shootout with a gang. The National Guard was launched by President Andres Manuel López Obrador in late June and is an amalgam of military police and federal police. It is supposed to be Mexico's front-line force for fighting gangs. The federal Security Department said three suspects were killed in the confrontation Saturday in Yuriria township in the north-central state of Guanajuato. However, the Yuriria municipal government said five suspects were killed in the shootout, three wounded and seven detained. The town said the National Guard patrol was attacked when "they detected a safe house operated by a criminal gang. One member of the National Guard was killed." Guanajuato
JOB DONE The Addicks lost 3-2 on the night to Doncaster, but kept their nerve to get the better of their opponents on penalties with a mass pitch invasion following the dramatic conclusion to the game Charlton reached the League One play-off final where they will meet Sunderland – in a repeat of the Division One showdown 21 years ago – after a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Doncaster. After building a 2-1 lead in the first leg, the Addicks’ promotion bid was almost ended when they fell 3-1 behind at The Valley thanks to John Marquis’ goal in extra time. Charlton celebrate after their penalty shoot-out success over Doncaster Substitute Darren Pratley then forced penalties when he found the finish that ensured a 4-4 draw on aggregate, a
England players line up at the 2006 World Cup in Germany to take their penaltiesSunday, May 6, 2018England are confident they have worked out why they do so poorly in oenalty shoot-outs at major tournaments – they take their spot-kicks too slowly.The Football Association have been working diligently to try and understand why the Three Lions have failed so miserably in shoot-outs before heading to Russia for the World Cup.According to the Sunday Telegraph, they have encouraged players to harangue each other while taking part in indoor golf putting competitions and copy the technique employed by Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo takes his time before striking a penalty“We’ve got a research team on it to come back with some interesting findings,” FA technical director
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Multiple Egyptian police officers died Friday in a shootout with militants in the country's Western desert, security officials said.Egypt's Interior Ministry said the raid happened after security officials learned of a group of militants hiding in the Giza province near Cairo. Militants began firing at the officers as they approached the location.The ministry said only that "a number" of officers died, though Voice of America reported the death toll was 14. Other unconfirmed reports put the death toll at nearly double that.The militants allegedly were members of Hasm, a militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood that has claimed responsibility for attacks over the past year in Egypt.The ministry said militants also died in the shootout.Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UP...