Elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP), attached to the Secretary of Public Security of Zacatecas, arrested 22 alleged members of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), from whom they seized arsenal and drugs.
Among the insured weapons there are six Ak-47 rifles and thirty AR-15 rifles, as well as magazines and 4 thousand useful cartridges, of different calibers. In addition to 263 kilograms of marijuana and 22 tactical bulletproof vests.
According to government sources, in the surprise police raid, carried out on a farm in the Cieneguitas community, southwest of the city of Guadalupe, the capture operation of the 22 alleged members of the CJNG was carried out.
Meanwhile, a bodyguard from the director of urban development of the municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Jorge Portilla Mánica, died when repelling an armed attack on Wednesday afternoon.
In the shooting that took place outside the official’s office, located between Cobá Avenue and Okoot Street, around 1:00 p.m., two people were also wounded by gunshots.
Unofficial versions said that during the early hours of the morning a blanket was found directed against Portilla Mánica, leaders of taxi drivers and rental car operators in Tulum.
Meanwhile, authorities in San Luis Potosí reported the discovery of semi-buried skeletal remains in a farm used for livestock.
The location occurred on Tuesday morning in the town of Azogueros, in the municipality of Salinas, where a grave was found with bone remains and clothing.
Operations arrest 12 CJNG at five narco “safe houses”
On July 28, in three operations coordinated with the State Attorney General’s Office, members of the PEP detained 12 members of the criminal group in five different “safe houses”, two of them in exclusive residential areas, most of the detained from Jalisco and Nayarit, and one from Colombia, identified as Ricardo “N”, 33 years old.
A ton of mota and 15k of cocaine seized …Additional information:
The capital of Zacatecas and the metropolitan municipality of Guadalupe had an intense police and military mobilization this Tuesday, after authorities from the State Attorney General’s Office (FGJEZ) and the Secretariat of Public Security (SSPZ), with the support of The National Guard searched at least five residences that members of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) used as safe houses and a drug laboratory.
As a result of these searches in homes located in the Conde Santiago de la Laguna, Conde de Bernárdez, Villas de San Fermín, Lomas Bizantinas, and El Dorado neighborhoods, 12 people were arrested, alleged members of the CJNG, and seized at least three luxury vehicles, all had a report of theft.
Likewise, it was unofficially reported that, as a result of the search of these properties, eighty long weapons, an undetermined number of cartridges and magazines, as well as around 15 kilograms of cocaine and a ton of marijuana was secured.
The operation had its origin in the surprise incursion made into the metropolitan area of the capital of Zacatecas – early Monday morning -, three convoys of trucks and luxury vehicles, labeled with the initials CJNG, with dozens of armed men on board. SSPZ sources reports.
The convoys, made up of around fifteen vehicles each, entered the area at the same time, around 06:00 in the morning, crossing the road checkpoints guarded by the Preventive State Police, known as the Regional Security Unit ( UNIRSE de Malpaso), from the municipalities of Jerez and Villanueva), and (UNIRSE de Trancoso), from the municipality of Ojocaliente.
Likewise, a third group of vehicles with armed men came from the community of Tacoaleche, in the south of the municipality of Guadalupe.
That raid alerted the Zacatecas Public Security authorities, and on Tuesday morning, around 07:00 hours, members of the Ministerial Police and the State Police detected three vehicles circulating in a group and began a pursuit through different parts of the city.
At an unspecified point in the city, the alleged criminals abandoned two of the vehicles, [one pictured above], and tried to flee – the three drivers – in a single unit. But they were later arrested.