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El Chapo's Son Kidnapped From Upscale Restaurant In Puerto Vallarta

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The son of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the notorious Mexican drug kingpin who claims he didn't actually know who Sean Penn was when the actor interviewed him for Rolling Stone, was kidnapped Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Mexican officials confirmed that Jesus Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, El Chapo's 29-year-old son, was among the six men abducted at gunpoint from an upscale restaurant in the coastal resort town just after 1 a.m. on Monday, according to the AP. Mexican authorities had initially reported that El Chapo's oldest son Iván Guzmán (known as “El Chapito”) had been the victim of the kidnapping, not Jesus Alfredo.

El Chapo, who ran the notorious Sinaloa cartel for more than two decades, was recaptured in January after six months on the lam and is currently awaiting extradition to the U.S. With the Sinaloa patriarch and kingpin sidelined behind bars, "his enemies are starting to pick apart his once-mighty empire," according to the Washington Post.

The younger Guzmán son was likely taken by a rival cartel; the AP reports that the kidnappers were likely members of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.

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