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The Wall Street Journal: Son of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ among those kidnapped in Puerto Vallarta

MEXICO CITY — A son of jailed narcotics kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was among six men kidnapped by a rival drug gang earlier this week in the Pacific Coast resort of Puerto Vallarta, state officials said Tuesday, sparking fears of a major escalation in violence among the country’s warring drug gangs.

Jalisco state prosecutor Eduardo Almaguer said footage from security cameras as well as interviews with witnesses convinced authorities that Jesús Alfredo Guzmán, 29, was seized by armed gunmen early Monday as he dined in an upscale restaurant in the resort city.

“We will continue to work with federal authorities to help resolve this,” Almaguer told a news conference.

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