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Cartel Clashes In Sinaloa Leave At Least 16 Dead

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Cartel Clashes In Sinaloa Leave At Least 16 Dead

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On June 26th, the Sinaloa Public Security Secretariat said that it had discovered a scene of a cartel ambush, with 16 corpses.

The images are quite graphic and discretion is advised.

They can be seen here.

There is also a video showing how hitmen from the Sinaloa cartel are crossing the dam to reach a Tepuche community.

The confrontation began on June 24th, with a truck with seven dead bodies being discovered initially, and hours later, after a persecution and new exchanges of fire, “nine more bodies were located,” said Cristóbal Castañeda, secretary of Sinaloa security.

The official noted that this confrontation is part of “a fight between two gangs of organized crime in the area,” where since May 29th there have been eight other armed confrontations that had left no victims.

Forty large-caliber weapons, ten grenades, more than 36,000 cartridges and 24 vehicles have also been seized, Castañeda said.

The victims are men between the ages of 20 and 50 and seven of them have been identified as residents of Tepuche. Bodies located in the van wore tactical clothing, such as bulletproof vests

According to local media, these shootings involved groups linked to the sons of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, former leader of the Sinaloa cartel who is serving a life sentence in the United States, and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, considered number two of the criminal group.

There was one civilian killed in the clashes, a woman of unknown age.

Even without being attacked, 6 Mexican soldiers on a stretch of road between Tijuana and Rosario when their military vehicle was turned due to an undisclosed accident. It is unclear if it was any cartel attack, but it was likely just an incident.

Once again, the photographs are graphic and can be seen here.

In an apparent impromptu cartel graveyard after a killing, 9 corpses were discovered in Lagos De Moreno, in the region of operation of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

Upon inspecting a 50-square-meter patio and after detecting an irregularity in the ground, the authorities of the Prosecutor’s Office excavated the subsoil and found the bodies of four men who were in mummified conditions and what appears to be the bones of five people.

In the victims’ clothes, two identifications were also found with the name of a person reported missing. They also identified various indications between caps, clothing, footwear, a shovel and a charred black cell phone.

In Guanajuato, a car loaded with explosives was left in front of a police station, when it detected the area was cleared out and explosives experts were called to defuse the device.

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