Armed members of a Mexican cartel allegedly run by drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son have been spotted taking over the mountainous area close to where they are based.
The presence of the cartel has been registered in a mountainous area in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa where El Chapo himself was based.
Chilling footage has now emerged from the state of four men dressed in camouflage uniform riding the back of a pickup truck.
They are all geared up with weapons while the driver takes them downhill to patrol the route.
As they carry on, a white pickup truck comes into view and is seen driving in the opposite direction around the corner.
One member raises his gun and points at the driver until they quickly reverse back down the hill and wait around a bend for them to pass.
According to local newspaper Infobae, the armed men belong to the Los Chapitos (The Little Chapos) cartel which was formed by Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salaza, the son of infamous drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, after his father was captured and jailed for life.
Many young supposed hitmen who aspire to imitate the billionaire drug kingpin have taken over the streets of Sinaloa and patrol them in luxury sports cars including Ferraris and Lamborghinis with their windows down and music at full volume.
According to police files, Guzman Salazar stepped into his father's shoes with the help of his right-hand man, Ismael 'Mayo' Zambada Garcia.
An investigation which began in 2013 reportedly collected evidence which concluded that the men run a strong organisation dedicated to drug trafficking and money laundering all over the world.
The pages of the file read: "The leader is Mayo Zambada, in charge of negotiating the price of cocaine in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, and later he plans the transfer of the drugs, while Ivan Archivaldo is the coordinator for the transfer of large quantities of cocaine from Colombia to Mexico, and then to the United States, where it is delivered."
The Government of Mexico is yet to comment on the video.
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