The struggle for supremacy in Mexican The drug trade leads the various cartels with enormous brutality – not only within themselves, but also in operations against the police and other security forces.
Gangs have also recently attacked security forces with drones loaded with explosives. Among other things, the powerful Jalisco Nueva Generation Cartel uses drones in many states. Defense Minister Luis Santo made the remarks at a presidential daily press conference on Wednesday Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
The most recent attack took place on Monday in Aquila, in the western state of Michoacan, when police cleared streets blocked by gang members. Two policemen were injured in the arm and leg. The culprit was arrested.
Santhoval explained that the new method is worrying, but not very effective. So far, the drones have not caused any major damage as they cannot carry large quantities of ammunition.
There were more than 300,000 people Mexico He has been assassinated since the government used the military in 2006 to fight drug trafficking. According to officials, most of the killings are seen from gang violence.
Tons of drugs found in the ocean
The widespread seizures of officers show how much drugs different gangs are handling. It should be noted that these prevent only a fraction of the actual drug trafficking – however, the amounts found are substantial.
The last fleet was in early February Millions worth of drugs were confiscated. This was revealed by a communication from the Mexican Attorney General’s Office. Accordingly, 2.5 tonnes of methamphetamine and 100,000 fentanyl tablets were seized. According to television broadcaster Televisa, the sale value is about 75 million euros.
The drugs were discovered while patrolling by boat in the state of Sinaloa, the home of the cartel of the same name run by former boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The boat sailed without lights. Prosecutors said two people had been arrested.