Cuernavaca.- Three explosives were disarmed by the Mexican army today. The bombs were found in different parts of the city and they had messages attached to them. The incident coincides of the death of Arturo Beltrán Leyva, who died one year ago today during an operation that was conducted by the Mexican marines. Flower were also found at the base of a bridge, the scene where one of the bombs was found.
While the state authorities focused their attention on the former residence of the capo, the place where he lost his life in a battle against the armed forces, other places in the capital city Morelos became the center of attention as the calls came in about supposed bombs that were found. Pictures of the message and flowers have not been published, the authorities have been reluctant to do so.
Around 8 pm Wednesday night, emergency lines got flooded with calls that there were two suspicious packages with timing devices attached. The presumed explosives were found near the IMSS hospital in colonia Flores Magón and Henry Dunan, and another was found in colonia Los Volcanes. The calls generated a huge response by the army and state police.
La Jornada is reporting the message was this:The land shall be returned to the people who work with their hands”, another one read: “Land and Liberty”.
The two presumed explosives were taken to a military base, although it should remain clear that the nature of the packages have not been positively identified as explosives, testing remains to be done. However, among the recovered items was a message that said “Seasons Greetings!”
Later that day, around 10 am on Thursday, there was another report of a suspicious package, this time in colonia Jiquilpan. Authorities described this particular bomb to be more sophisticated than the two that were previously discovered. It had a watch used as a timing device and various LED lights with control board that had switches and buttons, all of this was wired to dynamite.
On another part of town, municipal police in Cuernavaca confirmed that there was a flower arrangement found with along with a narco banner that made references to the first anniversary fo the death of "El Jefe de Jefes" Arturo Beltrán Leyva, who also received flowers at his death site on Fathers Day, the arrangement was sent by Sergio Valdéz Villarrea, “El Grande”, who himself was recently captured by authorities.