Sinaloa: Heavy arsenal and armored vehicles seized after confrontation in Tepuche

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Gus    Source 

Another confrontation ocurred this AM in the rural community


Culiacán, Sinaloa.- In continuity with the security operations implemented in the northern area of ​​Culiacán, elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), National Guard, Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico, the Secretariat of Public Security of Sinaloa through the State Preventive Police (PEP) and personnel from an Urban Mixed Operations Base (BOMU), they obtained results by securing several units, including armored units and weapons for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces.

It was reported that, on this Saturday, there was apparently a confrontation between armed civilians in San Rafael, so the authorities moved to the site.
It was on the road that leads from the Aguacaliente de los Monzón communities to San Rafael in the Tepuche syndicate, (north of Culiacan) where vestiges of what this might be could be found, the tours extended to the community of La Reforma.
At the scene 14 vehicles were located, among them six armored vehicles that present impacts of firearms of different calibers, as well as various doses of apparent drugs.
Among these, a cloned truck was also found with logos of the defunct Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and two burned units.
It was reported that among the units is a double-wheeled van with a device to throw devices  used to puncture tires, as well as an armored attachment to protect those who traveled in the shooting  area of ​​the unit.
Star shaped devices thrown on stree to puncture tires
Heavy war weaponry
Heavy weapons of exclusive use by the Army were also located at the site, including two of the so-called FN minimi,  automatic weapon  two fragmentation grenades, Ak47 and R15 rifles with a grenade launcher attachment supplied with a 40 mm grenade, in addition to an RPG projectile and short weapons.
Also, a large number of cartridges of different calibers and tactical equipment were located.
It was also reported about a person who was found on the site and one more located near the place, was arrested.
It should be noted that in the community of San Rafael there was also a fire in three buildings, all located on the same land, of which it is unknown whether it is due to the same events.