ficials have not provided a motive for his killing.
Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (CBC)
Sinaloa in northwest Mexico is home to the cartel led by Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.
He is listed by Forbes as one of the most influential figures in the world and is believed to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Guzman is now the most wanted man in the world, after the death of Osama bin Laden.
Canadian authorities have warned about violence related to organized crime in Sinaloa state, which sees about 100 killings per month. There has been a significant rise in armed confrontations between organized criminal groups and Mexican authorities in Sinaloa and nearby northwestern states, according to a travel warning from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
This has led to an increase in illegal roadblocks, robberies, kidnappings and carjackings in the larger northern cities in Mexico.
Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs issued a statement about the latest homicide: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim. Our officials in Mazatlan are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance during this difficult time."