sábado, 8 de febrero de 2014

Over 35 suspects held in Mexico, over 30 people shot, found dead

Mexican forces arrested over 35 suspected criminals, while more than 30 were shot or found dead in different states of Mexico through 5-7 February. Thirteen suspects were detained in districts of the state of Michoacán on 6 February, including seven caught with assault weapons and drugs while moving in two cars in the district of Coahuayana, La Crónica de Hoy reported on 7 February. On 6 February, state forces arrested 19 suspected members of the Caballeros Templarios cartel suspected to have burned down five Oxxo convenience stores in two states on 19 January, and thought to be planning similar acts in Michoacán. They were detained in Michoacán and in Estado de México, where police also freed a person the detained had presumably kidnapped, Proceso reported on 7 February. The review also reported the arrests of three "suspected drug traffickers" in the Caribbean resort of Cancún, early on 7 February. It reported separately the arrests on 6 February of  five gunmen in the north-eastern city of Reynosa after a shootout with soldiers in which two gunmen were killed. The two were among 12 it reported as killed or found dead nationwide on 6 February. These included six individuals whose heads were left around the district of Reyes in Michoacán, four of them next to a church. In separate incidents: authorities found on 5 or 6 February three bodies buried by a road between Taxco and Amacuzac, and "no less than 20 bodies" described as mostly decomposed, in a burial area in the locality of Tingüindín in MichoacánProceso reported on 5 February.

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