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Drug Kingpin El Chapo's Son Taken in Mass Kidnapping: Officials

Officials said the the kidnapping victims were partying when the gunmen burst inside the restaurant around 1 a.m. Monday

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    File image of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman being escorted after President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto announced his detention on January 08, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    The son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was among among the several people recently kidnapped from a swanky restaurant in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, a Mexican prosecutor said Tuesday.

    The prosecutor confirmed that Guzman's son was kidnapped, The Associated Press reported. Earlier, Jalisco state Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer told Radio Formula "it is presumed" though not confirmed that Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán was abducted from the La Leche restaurant by seven gunmen early Monday, NBC News reported.

    The victims turned out to be six men who "were not tourists or residents who work in legal activities," Almaguer said later at a press conference. "They were people tied to a criminal group we can very clearly presume."

    Almaguer said the the kidnapping victims were partying when the gunmen burst inside the restaurant around 1 a.m. Monday and rounded them up without firing a shot. Five cars belonging to the missing men were still in the parking lot when cops arrived.