Drug lord El Chapo's son gives away cars, gifts and food to locals at Christmas party in Mexico: Reports
An Instagram account showed videos of the bash where 10 cars, including SUVs and sedans, were lined up as giveaways
SINALOA, MEXICO: One of drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman's sons reportedly gave away Christmas gifts to the residents of Sinaloa during a party in his hometown.
The gifts included some pricey things like cars. The party also reportedly had a concert and free food. According to a report in El Herald, a local news outlet, one of Chapo's sons Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán was behind the giveaways.
The outlet reported that an Instagram account, which is attributed to 36-year-old Ivan, showed videos of the bash and showed off 10 cars that included SUV and sedans lined up as giveaways. The gifts also featured large Christmas bows and the outlet reported that the gift bags had "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best wishes, Ivan Archivald" written on them. The report says that the authenticity of the videos is unclear.
This gesture bears resemblance to massive giveaways by Pablo Escobar, another infamous drug lord and a former associate of El Chapo. Univision, a local network channel also reported that another Mexican cartel, the Jalisco cartel, also gave away food and gifts on Christmas on the orders of El Mencho, their leader.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the account also showed children standing with gifts shouting "Thank you Don Ivan". It also featured a video with Jose Feliciano’s 'Feliz Navidad' laying in the background, according to the Mail. The photos and videos, however, are no longer available on the account.
Authorities believe that he is one of the men who have helped the Sinaloa cartel operate. He is one of El Chapo's six sons, with the father currently at a supermax in Colorado serving life imprisonment.
In October, another of Chapo's sons, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, was in the limelight after a gun battle took place when law enforcement tried to arrest him. 13 people died and he was released to avoid any further chaos.