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'El Chapo's' son kidnapped from resort town


One of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son was kidnapped from a restaurant in the popular resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, officials said at a news conference Tuesday.

Jesus Alfredo Guzman, 29, was one of six men abducted Monday morning from La Leche, a restaurant in the popular vacation destination.

The identities of two of the six men are still unknown, but the state of Jalisco's Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer confirmed the famous drug lord's son was one of the abductees.

At this moment, we have identified four of the kidnapped, one of them being Jesus Alfredo Guzman.
Jalisco Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer

The search is now on for the missing men and for those responsible, Almaguer said Tuesday.

Jesus Alfredo is the El Chapo's youngest son from his first marriage.  At first, it was believed that Ivan Archivaldo Guzman had been the son kidnapped, per a statement from the Guzman family attorney to CNN, but the attorney later retracted that statement.

It's still unclear whether the possibility exists that he is one of the ones kidnapped.

The state attorney said authorities hadn't received any calls from anyone that indicated that there was someone asking for something in return for Jesus Alfredo's safety.

The abduction happened when seven armed men entered the restaurant and separated the men from the nine women accompanying them.

This isn't the first time one of El Chapo's sons has been the target of a crime. In 2008, Edgar Beltran Guzman was gunned down at a shopping mall.

El Chapo is currently under custody following a very infamous escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico.

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