Violent weekend leaves 13 dead in Michoacan

A total of 13 people were shot dead, including a police officer, in different violent events related to drug cartels’ activity, in Michoacán.

The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) of Michoacán explained that one of the cases took place right in the Historic Center of the state capital, Morelia, where a group of ministerial police discovered wht they called a “torture house”, run by the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel.

The police obtained a search warrant and, when trying to enter the house, located in the Colonia Gertrudis Bocanegra, they were received by a dozen heavily armed men.

The confrontation lasted for more than an hour and resulted in one police officer and four suspected criminals killed, as well as five detainees.

Vehicles, assault rifles, guns, drugs, bulletproof vests and other objects that were seized at the scene, make the FGE assume that the detainees and dejected belong to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

The FGE reported that, prior to this confrontation, four other people were tortured and shot to death in Morelia’s  Colonia Constituyentes de Querétaro, Presa Los Reyes and Villas del Real, as well as in the Morelia-Pátzcuaro state highway.

In two of the cases, the cartel left messages attributing the crimes to themselves.

State police also revealed that in the municipality of Uruapan, the second most important city in Michoacán, four other people were shot dead in three different events.

Two of the victims were dismembered and their bodies abandoned in plastic bags, in Colonia Valle de Las Delicias.

The third body was abandoned in the residential area known as La Charanda, while the fourth victim was killed in Colonia Río Volta.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the wave of violence generated by two criminal groups, the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación and La Nueva Familia Michoacana, the latter operating through its hit-men alliance, who call themselves Los Viagras.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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