“Ivan” for Borderland Beat 

After information began to circulate this afternoon about an alleged armed confrontation in the municipality of Tamazula, Durango, the cause was allegedly a heavy operation by the Mexican Army and the Navy to capture the brother of Joaquín Guzmán Loera “El Chapo”. 

According to a Sinaloa media, more than 200 troops were deployed in the town of El Durazno in order to arrest Aureliano Guzmán Loera “El Guano”, who is part of his brother’s criminal organization, the Sinaloa Cartel. 

According to unofficial information, there is talk of the seizure of several properties, including a hotel, and some vehicles, which could belong to “El Guano”. In addition to the number of people detained, the number and whether Aureliano is among them has not been confirmed.

The operation involved at least eight helicopters, which flew over the community.

So far, no authorities from either Durango or Sinaloa have taken a position on the matter, and official information is expected in the next few hours.