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Behind bars: 3 men armed and dressed in military clothes

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:10
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Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Debate

The three accused wore military type olive green pixelated uniforms and identified themselves as Charly N, 30 years old, Braulio N 18 and Pedro N 23 years old, from the Sierra de Rosario

El Rosario, Sinaloa.- Elements of the Municipal Police of Mazatlan detained three men from Rosario who had in their possession exclusive military use heavy weapons, the arrest was on the old road to San Marcos, La Noria, near the El Placer community.  

According to data from the authorities, the municipal agents were carrying out prevention rounds through the rural area when they noticed a group of armed people who, upon seeing the security units, fled towards the mountains, initiating pursuit.

Immediately the agents strategically mobilized and moments later managed to arrest the subjects without triggering their weapons.   


The detainees were booked with three long-range weapons for the exclusive use of the armed forces, consisting of two AK-47 rifles with their own loaded magazines and an AR-15 rifle with its magazine. In addition to 200 useful rounds for an AK-47 rifle, 12 magazines supplied for a ’cuerno de chivo’ with 30 rounds each, a magazine with a capacity of 50 rounds for the same rifle, three magazines for an AR-15 with a capacity of 30 rounds each and one more with a capacity for 60 bullets.
Also a magazine for a 38 super pistol, a 40 millimeter caliber grenade and 130 rounds for an AR-15, 300 grams of crystal meth and 32 plastic bags containing marijuana. The accused were transferred by the elements of the Municipal Police for legal registration and then placed at the disposal of the Federal Public Prosecutor attached to the subdelegation of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), for the illegal possession of weapons and what may result.


The authorities ask the society to report suspicious persons and dial the 986 81 26 direct number of the Municipal Police of Mazatlan or emergency 911.


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