19 Killed in Armed forces Clash


Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from El Debate

Midnight in Mexico

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Further material from La Jornada
July one, 2017

The previous evening of June and the 1st evening of July commenced with an tried and thriving kidnapping but ended with a fierce confrontation concerning Sinaloan Authorities and armed gunmen outfitted with tactical gear and superior caliber weapons.  Nineteen suspected criminals were killed in the confrontation with Mazatlan Municipal Law enforcement, Sinaloa Point out Law enforcement and users of the Mexican Military and Navy. Five uniformed guys were wounded.


Cristobal Castaneda Camarillo, the State’s Safety spokesman says that the confrontation commenced about eight pm around the communities of La Amapa and Villa Union at the Junction of Mexican Federal Freeway #5 and the street to Aguaje de Costilla. Municipal police officers led by Mazatlan’s Community Safety Secretary, Joel Soto, were attacked by the 19 men and women going in 4 vans roughly 22 kilometers south of the port town. Camarillo created an official assertion about Midnight.


The armed group arrived at Villa Union to kidnap a gentleman known as “El Llagas”. Two guys came out to try out to protect him and were promptly executed. In accordance to neighboring witnesses the criminals did properly kidnap “El Llagas”. About 8:15 a black van arrived at a home in the Lopez Portillo community of Villa Union. The assassins observed a 3rd gentleman inside of the home and henceforth entered the kitchen and executed him, frequently capturing him. They then created off with ”El Llagas”.

 Worried citizens of the community who grew to become alarmed by the seem of gunfire erupting in the evening notified the nearest Municipal authorities just a handful of blocks absent. As police models patrolled the space the armed group fled towards La Amapa and the persecution by authorities commenced. Again up models of the Point out Law enforcement and Military and Navy Patrols joined in and at the junction of Mexico #5 and the Highway to Aguaje de Costilla, about 8 kilometers absent, is the place the authorities and criminals clashed for just about an hour.


19 of the suspects were killed in the fierce gunfight 5 policemen wounded and /or injured, two reportedly significantly, which include one particular woman. Crimson Cross Paramedics came to provide 1st assist and transportation the wounded to numerous Mazatlan healthcare establishments. Two criminals were taken into custody Jhonathan Ulises “N”and Jose Lourdes “N”. The whereabouts of the remaining suspects and the kidnapped gentleman are unidentified at this time.

Three cars were secured just after the confrontation and yet another in La Amapa. Twelve AK-47s, two Ar 15s , one particular shotgun and 7 pistols were also recovered by the Authorities. These were the numbers in accordance to the official bulletin.

Just a handful of hrs just after the bloody gun struggle an unidentified  lifeless physique of a gentleman was discovered 50 percent buried in a vacant great deal less than a tree by a neighbor who had long gone there to reduce wood and he notified authorities. It is unidentified at this time if the discovery is linked.

The Mazatlan Metropolis Council has already achieved to talk about the “Villa Union massacre” that has shocked all of Sinaloa. Metropolis Council Secretary Jose Joel Boucieguez says: “the the heads of the state’s governing administration will just take all needed actions to restore stability in the region and make Mazatlan an exemplary municipality for development and tourism at the national stage.




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