'El Chapo's' Son Arrested in Mexico

'El Chapo's' Son Arrested in Mexico

POSTED: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:20am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 4:10pm

(CNN) -- The son of Mexico drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in western Mexico Thursday, officials said. 

Alfredo Guzman Salazar was arrested in Jalisco state, the Mexican navy said in a statement.

Just this month, Guzman Salazar was added to the U.S. Treasury Department's kingpin list. The department's designation freezes any assets he may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits financial and commercial transactions with him.

El Chapo, who oversees the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, is considered the most wanted man in Mexico.

Guzman Salazar was indicted in Illinois, together with his father, on various drug trafficking charges in August 2009.

The arrest of El Chapo's son comes less than two weeks before Mexico's presidential elections.

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