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Mexico: ‘Mistaken identity’ over Guzman drug arrest

Sunday, June 24, 2012

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Mexico’s government has admitted that it mistakenly identified a detained man as the son of the country’s most-wanted drugs lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

On Thursday officials paraded before the media a man they said was Jesus Alfredo Guzman, whose father leads the powerful Sinaloa cartel.

But the arrested man was in fact Felix Beltran Leon, a car salesman, the attorney general’s office said.

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