efe-epaMexico City

Mexico's president said Friday a decision was made to release a son of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from custody to avoid putting people's lives in danger.

Ovidio Guzman Lopez was briefly held by security forces on Thursday in the western city of Culiacan by a commando of soldiers and National Guard personnel before being set free by order of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's security Cabinet.