The wave of violence and disorder that is overwhelming northern and southwestern Mexico has now spread into Sinaloa, the untouchable home territory of the mythical drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his Cartel del Pacifico (Sinaloa cartel).
Up to 42 execution style murders have occurred since Wednesday, June 25, in the northern part of Sinaloa bordering Sonora and Chihuahua. Six of the victims were members of state and municipal police forces.
Wednesday saw 18 men murdered including 3 state policemen killed in Los Mochis. 13 men were murdered on Thursday including 1 municipal policeman in Juan Jose Rios and 2 municipal policemen in Navolato. 11 men were murdered on Friday including 8 men executed in Ahome in 2 separate incidents.
It is rumored that independent bands of criminals from Sonora and Sinaloa, possibly with help from the Juarez cartel, are settling accounts with Chapo Guzman and his group.
Wednesday June 23rd, 2 state police agents executed in Los Mochis
Thursday 24th, 4 men executed in Juan Jose Rios
Friday June 25th, 5 Men executed on a basketball court in Ahome. One man, Sergio Herrera, was identified as a resident of Los Angeles, California.
Friday 25th, 3 men executed in Ahome