Inside compound where El Chapos son was arrested with bloodstains and bullets

The Mexican Army arrested Ovidio Guzmán, the son of infamous drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, last Thursday in a deadly operation that saw 10 soldiers and 19 cartel gunmen killed.

Ovidio, also known as El Ratón (The Mouse), was transported from Jesús María, a village close to Culiacan in the north-west of the country, to the capital Mexico City where he was banged up in a maximum security prison.

He was the leader of Los Chapitos, a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel that appeared following a split in the organisation when his father was arrested in 2016.

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Chaos ensued in Culiacan after the Ovidio's capture, with cartel gunmen erecting road blocks, setting vehicles on fire and shooting at planes – with some commercial flights grounded – in a bid to force the release of their boss.

According to Riodoce, fighting between military personnel and cartel gunmen raged on for 12 hours in Jesús María, after Ovidio had been captured.

Locals were told to stay in their homes and soldiers kept the village locked off from surrounding communities, until they were forced to let family and media in by the Sinaloa Commission for the Defence of Human Rights.

Now, the first images have emerged of the compound where Ovidio was holed up with his cartel hitmen.

The walls and gates of the property, as well as the vehicles on the driveway, all appear to be riddled with bullet holes.

There are also mounds of bullet casings scattered across the driveway, in amongst the bloodstains and live grenades.

Experts have been called in to get rid of the grenades.

Some reports claim the compound was equipped with turret holes, allowing gunmen to shoot outward from protected positions.

According to Milenio, the property was stocked full of luxury features such as a whirlpool hot tub. The military also found that Ovidio had a pet scorpion inside.

The roads outside the property also appeared littered with destroyed vehicles, with the Mexican Army reportedly having deployed a military gunship helicopter to smash through the Sinaloa Cartel's defences.

Speaking to BorderlandBeat, an 82-year-old woman who lives in the village said: "Everyone knew that Ovidio lived here. He was born here."

He was also described as "quiet" by his neighbours.

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