MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – In what appears to be becoming a disturbingly regular scene, heavily armed and masked state and federal forces and K-9 squad dogs were on the streets of Mérida again yesterday afternoon, raiding bars across the city, ostensibly looking for weapons and drugs.
In one establishment called “Gabiota” in Colonia Roma, on the west side of town, 35 clients were evicted, along with 25 employees. The bar was closed down, although no drugs or weapons were found.
The owner of the bar, who did not wish to identify himself, told SIPSE that his bar was closed down as the authorities were upset that he was not serving botanas (snacks) to his customers.
A simultaneous raid was carried out at “La Jach”, located on Calle 65, near to Plaza Oriente.
Despite the high caliber weaponry on display, no arrests were made or drugs or weapons found in either establishment.
By Stewart Mandy for The Yucatan Times.
Questions or comments? Join the discussion below, or send an email to email@example.com
more recommended stories
Pemex announces its biggest oil discovery in three decades
PEMEX announced discovery of ‘giant’ crude oil.
Mexico Likely To Fall Just Short of First-Ever No. 1 Annual Ranking (FORBES)
Ken Roberts, author and FORBES collaborator,.
Outrage in Mexico over videos mocking viral feminist anthem
A series of videos have surfaced.
AMLO polarizes Mexico’s population while violence grows and economy falls (WSJ)
According to the Wall Street Journal,.
Judge blocks Trump’s favorite construction company from building private border wall
A federal judge in McAllen, Texas,.
What Is Melipona Honey, and Why Is It So Good?
Yucatán, Mexico is dense with treasures:.
Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — An.
Mexico says ‘good progress’ on trade deal although work remains to be done
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Negotiators working to.
Viral video shows border wall being scaled at Mexicali, Baja California
A video taken by a Mexican.
Six Carnival cruise ships have been certified as sensory-inclusive
Carnival Cruise Line is joining the.