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PGR Detains Suspects in the Sinaloa Military Ambush

Monday, October 24, 2016 7:34
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Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat  From  Zeta Oct 21, 2016


The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) presented details of the investigation that continues after the ambush of a military convoy early on Sept.30 in Culiacan, Sinaloa and say that they have already detained several members of the criminal group that is responsible.

Gustavo Romulo Salas Chavez, head of the Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation Of Organized Crime (SEIDO) reported that research during the investigation has helped identify the masterminds and perpetrators of the aggression and the motive behind it.

However, Salas Chavez has not confirmed that the Sinaloa Cartel is the group responsible as the military authorities have signaled in the past weeks.

The head of SEIDO said that a group of gunmen attacked the Army convoy to achieve the rescue of “El Kevin” alias “El 2000″, who is known as an alleged member of the Sinaloa Cartel.


Salas Chavez reported that the PGR secured a 50 caliber machine gun, two other 30 caliber machine guns, three 50 caliber rifles, 93 assault rifles, two 40 caliber grenade launcher attachments, 30 40 caliber grenades and more than 80, 000 rounds of ammunition.

Additionally, he confirmed that on Oct 5, 2016 an operation was implemented in the area known as The Golden Triangle, where many marijuana and poppy fields were destroyed along with three drug labs.

The federal officer reiterated that the government will continue to keep advancing the investigation and flow of information in a transparent accountable manner in the area “to arrest all those responsible for the attack.

Salas Chavez said it was by the direct instructions of President Enrique Pena Nieto that federal security elements will stay in the area until order is restored.

The head of SEIDO said that they have conducted 174 interviews, 40 inspections, made 41 reports to ministerial police, and analyzed five video archives on file by various telecommunication experts.



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