Edgar Guzmán López, son of the renowned drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, suffered the consequences of being related to the Sinaloa Cartel and He died on May 8, 2008 after receiving more than 500 shots.
The eldest son of “El Chapo” was attacked by a group of hitmen while he was in a shopping center in Culiacán, Sinaloa state.
Along with Edgar Guzmán, César Ariel Loera, cousin of the drug lord’s son, and Arturo Meza Cázares, son of Blanca Margarita Cázares, a member of the Sinaloa Cartel, also died.
According to Frida Muñoz Román, widow of Edgar Guzmán, the son of “El Chapo” was murdered by hitmen of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in the form of revenge.
After the brutal murder of her firstborn, Joaquín Guzmán ordered to buy all the roses available in Culiacán for Edgar’s burial, an act that is considered historic in this city.
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The acquisition of these roses by the renowned drug trafficker left vendors without enough time to stock up on flowers again for Mother’s Day, a celebration held just a couple of days after the death of Edgar Guzmán.
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Due to this historic act, Lupillo Rivera, Mexican regional music singer, wrote a song in commemoration of the late son of “El Chapo.”
The corrido, titled 50 thousand roses, quickly became one of the most popular songs of the brother of singer Jenni Rivera.
“50 thousand red roses were sold in Culiacán arriving on May 10 ready to celebrate, but a few days before Édgar Guzmán left us. The heap of roses sent to no mother, all were for a man they always respected, “says Lupillo’s song.
For her part, Griselda López Pérez, mother of Édgar Guzmán and first wife of “El Chapo”, assured that it was not her son’s fault that he was related to the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a situation that led to his death.
The former wife of the Mexican drug trafficker commented that she was “Tired as a mother of having her children singled out as drug traffickers.”
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He also added his sadness for the death of his son due to the conflicts between the different drug cartels in Mexico.
“I have lost a son because of the wars they caused,” said Griselda López.