Hackers have struck again, this time leaking documents on how the son of El Chapo was arrested and later released by the Mexican government.

Leaked last Thursday by a group of hackers known as Guacamaya Hackers following a cyberattack on Mexico’s Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), it was part of thousands of confidential documents released.

However, it was the arrest of Ovidio Guzman, El Chapo’s son, that was one of the interesting revelations.

Branded as a failed operation called “Culiacanazo,” members of the Mexican National Guard captured Ovidio at his home in Culiacan, Sinaloa. This came after a warrant for his arrest was issued by a United States judge.

The whole thing resulted in chaos, likened to a full-scale insurgency that was dubbed the “Battle of Culiacan.” Hundreds of Sinaloa Cartel gunmen flooded the city with armored vehicles, wearing bulletproof vests and armed with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers.

Worse, traffickers reportedly burned vehicles, fired back at security forces, took hostages and raided housing units where the family of militaries stayed.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also deployed 8,000 soldiers and police in response to the incident. In the end, the release of Ovidio was ultimately made to put a stop to the chaos.

"The officials who took this decision did well," he said. "The capture of a criminal is not worth more than people's lives."

Officials later justified the release of Ovidio, adding that they did not have a search warrant for El Chapo’s son.

"The Army establishes that at 3:15 p.m., 'the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán was carried out, fulfilling an arrest warrant issued on April 2, 2018 by the Federal Court of Columbia in the United States, for crimes of organised crime for the purpose of stockpiling and trafficking weapons, kidnapping, collection of flat and crimes against health,’” a translation of Borderland Beat read.

"At 7.30pm, the order was received from the Citizen President of the Republic to cease the operation to arrest Ovidio Guzmán," the report added.

View of the stand of 'El Chapo 701' a line in clothing, jewelry and liquor bearing the nickname of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo'
View of the stand of "El Chapo 701," a line in clothing, jewelry and liquor bearing the nickname of the jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, during the 72 edition of IM Intermoda Mexico fashion fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, on January 14, 2020. Photo by Ulises Ruiz/AFP via Getty Images

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