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Mexican media report son of 'El Chapo' freed; video of kidnapping released

By Andrew V. Pestano

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Mexican media outlets report Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's 29-year-old son, and five others abducted from Puerto Vallarta have been freed, but Mexican authorities have not yet confirmed it.

Mexican news organizations RioDoce and ElBlogDelNarco report the drug kingpin's sons and five others kidnapped last Monday from the upscale La Leche restaurant in the Pacific coast city were released -- citing anonymous sources who said the six were not harmed.

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Officials suspect the Jalisco New Generation cartel, battling Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel for dominance of the drug trade, may be responsible for the kidnapping.

"We should forget the past, appreciate what remains and wait for what comes," Jesús Alfredo Guzmán wrote on his Twitter account Sunday.

ElBlogDelNarco released a video of the kidnapping at the La Leche restaurant, showing several men with automatic rifles running into the dining room of the restaurant, and the party of about a dozen people, most of them seated at a long table, ducking for cover.

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