Drug mule linked to ‘El Chapo’ gunned down in bloody LA ‘party’ shootout

A drug mule connected to the infamous El Chapo has been killed in a bloody gun battle on a public street.

Eduardo Escobedo, 39, had links to the Sinaloa cartel, working for the son of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. However, he was hunted down in Los Angeles, and was one of two men killed during an all-out gun battle which erupted during a party of some kind.

It happened in the 14200 block of Towne Avenue, located inside and industrial area of Willowbrook, the LA Times reports. Alongside Guillermo De Los Angeles JR, he died at the scene, while a third man was rushed to hospital.

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Lieutenant Omar Camacho said: “We have no motive at this time. It appears that there was some type of gathering or party at the location from last night to early this morning. It's too early in the investigation to figure out if we have a possible suspect detained or witnesses that we still need to contact.”

Escobedo, also known as El Mago, was actually a member of the Sinaloa cartel behind the fentanyl crisis currently going on in the United States.

It is not known exactly what role El Mago played in the drugs flooding the US, but he was said to be the leader of the local LA chapter of the Sinaloa cartel, run worldwide by El Chapo's son Jesús Alfredo Guzmán , who runs it alongside his brother Iva, and former school teacher Ismael Zambada Garcia – also known as El Mayor.

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Last week, US officials imposed sanctions on 13 members of the group, as part of a series of measures taken this year against members of the Sinaloa cartel, cash couriers and cartel fraud schemes. The sanctions cut them off from the U. banking system, cut off their ability to work with Americans and block their US assets.

The Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, Brian Nelson, said that the US “will aggressively pursue all who are complicit operators and facilitators of these illicit fentanyl networks.”

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