Guatemalan experts said Thursday they were investigating no matter if a man wiped out in a very shootout in close proximity to your national boundaries using Mexico had been most-wanted substance master Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, although hours subsequently backtracked and said that they hadn't even to be found a new body or confirmed there seems to be your gunfight.
Government spokesman Francisco Cuevas very first instructed Guatevision Television in which two meds gangs possessed clashed throughout Peten, a good location which includes observed an increase in drug physical violence understanding that at least a couple men experienced past away while in the shootout.
"We ought to watch for each of the specialised data so that they can decide if, with fact, one of several expended is actually of Joaquin `El Chapo' Guzman," Cuevas said.
Later, Cuevas told Mexico's Televisa network this authorities hadn't still observed a new physique or even the actual scene when information stated a shootout took place.
He never said what directed officials to think that certain from the useless guys is likely to be Guzman.
But Interior Department spokeswoman Carla Herrera advised The Associated Press that certain belonging to the persons physically resembled that substance lord. She claimed administrators have questioned the particular Mexican government to be able to send Guzman's fingerprints to help review all of them on the male found in a motor vehicle and also to send investigators.
However, Herrera's boss, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla told the AP this ?t had been inhabitants in the community with San Francisco exactly who had told officers of an gunbattle and noted that one with individuals killed viewed just like Guzman.
"The point is definitely many of us do not have any with this review confirmed," Lopez Bonilla said.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said the later part of Thursday of which he / she had not any details about the case.
"I do not have any kind of information which will confirm that," he / she told reporters.
Peten domain is surely an remote area of jungle plus ranches exactly where 27 hacienda workers were massacred in 2011 from the Zetas medicine gang, a premier competitor regarding Guzman's Sinaloa meds cartel.
Guzman, who's been throughout covering seeing that escaping from your Mexican penitentiary within a washing laundry basket throughout 2001, is among the list of world's nearly all dangerous and a lot wanted fugitives.
He's additionally one of several richest: Forbes magazine has expected his savings at $1 billion.